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You may not experience a “total eclipse of the heart” today, but you may be able to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. The 2019 South American solar eclipse will darken the skies in Chile and Argentina later this afternoon. People who cannot experience the solar eclipse live, will be able to tune in to livestreams by Slooh and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The solar eclipse will begin today at 2:24pm EST on the Oeno Island, a British territory in the South Pacific Ocean. It will move onto La Serena, Chile by 3:2pm EST and end at 4:44pm EST just south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Viewers will be able to tune in at 3:15pm EST to livestreams that are hosted by Slooh or the... Read more...
So you have decided to take in the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, and picked yourself up a pair of certified solar glasses from a manufacturer on NASA's approved list, is that it? Well then you are one step ahead of the game. If you also plan to take photos of the historic moment using your smartphone, there are some things you should know, including which apps are available to document the moment. Solar eclipses do not happen all of the time, though what makes this upcoming one stand out is that it will be the first time a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States since 1979. And if you want to mark the moment the last time an eclipse whose path of totality... Read more...
After hearing rumblings over the weekend that Android O was poised for an August 21st debut, we received official confirmation of that date today from Google. The internet giant has launched a new teaser site that is counting down to Monday’s big day, which also coincides with solar eclipse that will sweep from the northwestern United States down to the southeast. Given that the official reveal will take place on Monday, the Android O site is chock full of information relating to solar eclipses, and how Americans are banding together to film continue footage of the event using the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Google also provides links to where you can tune in to NASA’s livestream of the total... Read more...
Amazon has begun issuing refunds to some customers who purchased solar glasses on the site that it suspects of being knockoffs. Due to the upcoming total solar eclipse, there has been a huge demand for solar glasses, which allows star gazers to look directly at the sun without harming their vision. However, a rash of fake glasses that have not been certified have found their way to the web. One of the things to look for when shopping for a pair of solar shades is an ISO stamp. Specifically, the glasses should be imprinted with ISO 12312-2 to indicate they pass muster with the necessary filters for being able to stare directly at the uneclipsed (or partially eclipsed) sun. Unfortunately, third-party... Read more...
Mark your calendars, folks—on Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will bear witness to a solar eclipse. What makes this one unique is that it will be the first total eclipse to go from coast to coast in the US in nearly a century, and the first to pass through the lower 48 states since 1979. As a result, there has been a big demand for solar glasses with special-purpose solar filters that allow you to safely look directly at the sun without wrecking your vision. If you are planning to watch the eclipse as it unfolds, you would be best suited to pick up a pair, though there are some things you should know before you go shopping. Due to the immense demand, third-party vendors on places... Read more...