Though Feinberg said he was "pretty darned sure they were fake", he was unable to convince the store's owner to take them off the shelves.
According to the Great American Eclipse website, between 1.8 million and 7.4 million people are expected to travel locations along the path of totality, when the moon briefly blocks out the sun completely, that stretches from OR to SC. Viewers in those places will experience the total solar eclipse for just over two minutes. The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is getting so much hype because it will travel across our entire country, with tens of millions of people in the path of totality (not to mention everybody else who will travel to the area).
Camp sites in OR have been winning at an auction for $500 a night, compared to the normal $28 a night, and some premium spots with unobstructed views are going for $2,000.
The livestream will occur from 9:30-11:30 a.m.at the Gladys Waddington Lecture Hall in the main library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Still there's one prime eclipse location, few if any humans will be able to experience, said Munson, who in addition to being an astronomy buff has a professional interest because he is employed in the local satellite industry.
Those in Kelowna looking for a dose of education during the upcoming solar eclipse are in luck.
Fienberg adds that "genuinely" safe solar filters will block at least 99.999% of the Sun's visible and ultraviolet light and at least 97% of the Sun's infrared radiation.
"The eclipse turns off the ionosphere's source of high-energy radiation", said Bob Marshall, a space scientist at University of Colorado Boulder and principal investigator for one of the studies. This will include interviews with scientists and live panel questions, high-resolution sun images and a balloon launch.
More than the darkness of the solar eclipse, pets may be apprehensive about the crowds that gather to view it, according to Lloyd Nelson, an Illinois animal-control officer interviewed by the Southern Illinoisan. Trying on your eclipse glasses for size? Unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars or other optical devices concentrate the solar rays and are a definite no-go in regard to eye safety. "We are going to have concerts, people shooting off fireworks in the dark of the midday sun, loud noises and strangers".
Useful tip 2: "Your sunglasses will not protect you from certain death if you look at the sun". This phenomenon, which is caused by the moon's passing directly between the earth and the sun, will indeed reduce solar energy production in parts of the United States for about three hours. "It is way too bright to look at", he said.
The glasses will be free to attendees (one per person) while they last on a first-come, first-served basis. You can bring a chair and a lunch or purchase food from May the Cheese Be With You, a food truck, starting at noon.