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Total Solar Eclipse - Are you Ready?

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (August 1, 2017) - On Aug. 21, 2017, North America will have the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse. It will be the first total eclipse in the continental United States in nearly 40 years, and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in a century. The eclipse will make landfall on the west coast at 10:15 a.m. (PDT) just north of Newport, Oregon. Traveling at more than 1,600 mph, the shadow will move across the country in just over an hour and a half before leaving south of...

No, Seriously, Don’t Look at the Sun During the Eclipse Without Special Glasses

We’re all guilty of occasionally disregarding the warnings of scientists. Let she who has never ignored the risks and eaten raw cookie dough cast the first stone.But this is a time to listen. Do not look at Monday’s solar eclipse without special eyeglasses that you have confirmed are safe. Do not use your typical sunglasses. Seriously.You could permanently damage your eyesBurning your retinas doesn’t sound fun. Take it from Louis Tomososki, who is now 70 but was 16 when he gazed upon a solar...

Wait! Dig those eclipse glasses out of the garbage

Doggone it, hope you didn't throw your eclipse glasses away. Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET Whether you enjoyed an awe-inspiring day in the path of totality or bummed out under a cloudy sky, your eclipse viewing is over for now.But don't chuck your eclipse glasses into a landfill now that Monday has come and gone. The protective eyewear can survive to see solar wonders once again.Astronomers...