Solar eclipse 2017 – Some tips for viewing and photographing

Images by T.Dashfield

On August 21, 2017 parts of the United States will see their first total solar eclipse in almost 50 years!  While many would just as soon watch it on the internet or on television, many will want to see this major event (the next one to cross the states will be April 8, 2024) live as it happens.  If you want to be out there watching it as it occurs there are two things you will need, the right location and proper eye gear.  Mom was very right when she said don’t look directly at the sun or you will go blind.  Staring at an eclipse can do major damage to the retina which includes blindness.  There are no sunglasses made even if you were to stack them that will be safe enough for your eyes; make sure you get some eclipse glasses which are reputable. Sadly there are people…

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