A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe – New York Times

Mr. Trump at first glanced up at the sun without wearing protective glasses, ignoring the shouts of an aide below. Later he and the rest of the family donned the glasses and watched the partial eclipse for about a minute and a half before going inside. Advertisement Continue reading the main story In St. Louis, […]

Experiencing Totality: Eclipse Stories From Sky & Telescope – Sky & Telescope

Experiencing Totality: Eclipse Stories From Sky & Telescope – Sky & Telescope

With our editors and writers scattered across the eclipse path today, we have dozens of stories to share. Here are a few. Third contact, as seen in Rexburg, Idaho.Gert Cazemier To experience a total solar eclipse is to experience the sublime. It is to encounter something that is so awe-inspiring, so earth-shattering, that you lose […]

Eclipse thrills, inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky — Science teacher Jane Irwin isn’t often left without words, but the total solar eclipse left her in a quiet reflective mood. “Awesome. God’s amazing” was the best she could muster after the sun reappeared from behind the moon after totality August 21. “I’ve got to synthesize this myself,” she said minutes after […]

Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event – CNN

“Wow, my child is born on something that happens every so many years,” Eclipse’s father, Michael Eubanks, said to WHNS. “It’s extremely rare.” Welcome to the world, Eclipse. Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event – CNN

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark – Washington Post

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and millions were expected to peer at the sun […]

How to safely view the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes, camera – NJ.com

If you look directly at the sun without wearing protective solar glasses, eye damage can occur within seconds of exposure, according to Marilyn Gordon, medical director for UnitedHealthcare of New Jersey.  “The sun is incredibly bright – some 400,000 times brighter than a full moon. For this reason, any amount of exposure can cause short-term […]

What will happen if you look at the solar eclipse without glasses – Quartz

In 1962, a teenager in Oregon named Lou Tomososki and a friend both made the mistake of looking directly at a partial solar eclipse without any protective eyewear. Tomososki saw bursts of light, like those from a flashbulb. His vision in his right eye never recovered. “You know how the news people blur a license […]

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