Eclipse – Once in a life time

Are you watching the eclipse?

So many people are clamoring to get the best spot.  They say this is once in a lifetime!  I’m thinking that many of us have missed so many once in a lifetime that one more can’t hurt.  You can’t miss what you never had, or so they say.  So I guess those of us that won’t get to see it won’t miss seeing it.

But for those that can watch the eclipse, it pays to learn the rules.  Yes, there are safety rules!

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Partial eclipse

Here is what I learned in one short google search on the space site:

During totality, when the sun’s disk is completely covered by the moon, it is safe to view the eclipse with the naked eye. But skywatchers should NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. See our complete guide to find out how to view the eclipse safely.

Some of us will only get to see it in pictures.

If you are like me and nowhere near it, you can check out this interactive map to track its path here:

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