Solar Eclipse

Event Start Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:57am to 2:57pm
Event Description: 
The Great American SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFETY TIPS 8.21.2017 New Orleans Viewing Sight Maximum Partial Eclipse - 1:29pm No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun! Do not use sunglasses! The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. • Always inspect your solar filter before use • Place and remove your eclipse glasses or solar viewer while looking away from the sun. do not remove them while looking at the sun. • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun with naked eye or through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device, including sunglasses. • Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. • Outside the path of totality, you must always use a safe solar filter to view the sun directly. • If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them. Eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers should be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 International Safety Standard
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