Ways to Safely Watch the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21

Astronomer Dr. Rick Fienberg Shares Some Tips on How to See the Historic Event
Dr. Rick Fienberg, Astronomer

(Rockleigh, NJ, Thursday, August 17, 2017) – This coming Monday, August 21, what’s being called the Great American Eclipse will travel west to east across the continental United States, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It will be the first total solar eclipse of its kind seen in the U.S. in nearly 100 years.

Knowing how to safely view the eclipse no matter where you may be watching from is extremely important.

  • Do not look directly at the sun when any part of its bright face is showing unless you are using a safe solar viewer.
  • You can use pinhole projection to also view the solar eclipse safely, and resources like the American Astronomical Society can help.
  • If you will not be in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, you can also watch live from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Luxury car company Volvo will have a special live-stream of the eclipse in 360-degree, 4K virtual reality (VR), with footage from different locations across the U.S.

More information is also available at www.RacingTheSun.com.

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