In August of 2017, the world will be able to view a very rare sight, indeed. A solar eclipse will occur and while it might not be especially rare in the world of astrological events, it is especially rare for us in the United States.
This time around, what is referred to as the “path of totality” extend all the way across the country, making the viewing experience ideal for many people in the United States. The “path of totality” is the path of the phenomenon and means that those in the path will be able to view, weather permitting, of course, the entire solar eclipse. This path is 120 kilometers wide and will stretch from the east coast all the way to the west coast.
Eye protection for solar eclipse viewing is absolutely an imperative. When you first think of the idea of viewing a solar eclipse, you might believe that the entire sun is being blocked. Though it is definitely going to be darker than the regular sun during the August daytime, it is by no means any less dangerous to your eyes.
Solar eclipse viewing glasses are a must if you want to view this very rare occasion for yourself. Trying to view the solar eclipse without the aid of safe solar eclipse glasses can damage your eyes very badly.
When solar radiation damages your retina, it is referred to as solar retinopathy. Recovering from solar retinopathy can take anywhere from one month to a year. It is a very serious condition. There are some people who have not fully recovered from looking into the sun when they thought it would be safe.
All it really takes is a second or two to recall the days of elementary school when you and your friends tried to look directly into the sun and failed. Maybe one of the boys believed he could last for a long time looking into the sun, but no one is immune from the dangers of the sun’s rays. They only way to truly look at the sun would be during a total solar eclipse with solar eclipse viewing glasses.
On August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse and it will spend an estimated 90 minutes crossing the United States. Viewing the eclipse from this position will be a once in a lifetime possibility. Being prepared to see the entire thing take place will take just a little bit of planning and a whole lot of luck weather-wise.
What you cannot plan on is whether or not the clouds will block your view of the eclipse. What you can plan on, however, is how you see the eclipse and how your eyes can remain healthy while doing it. Solar eclipse viewing glasses are specially designed to give you an amazing view of this wonderful site while keeping your eyes safe at the same time.
Solar eclipse viewing glasses have lenses that are made from special-purpose solar filters that are hundreds of thousands of times darker than your regular sunglasses. These glasses are so dark that the only thing that should be visible when looking through them is the face of the sun itself.
These glasses will handle the solar eclipse without any problem, giving you the opportunity to see the entire eclipse without worrying about whether you will damage your eyes or not. You could even look at the sunspots on the sun’s surface without worry.
This is a once in a lifetime event. Don’t miss it if you can!