Warning issued over possibly eye-damaging fake eclipse glasses

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina.

We'll update this post as more information becomes available in the weeks leading up to the eclipse. The next total solar eclipse in the US will be on April 8, 2024 and will be visible from Texas to New England.

Where specifically can I see the total solar eclipse?

In Coos County, at no point will it be safe to look at the eclipse without eye protection. But these have all been partial solar eclipses. In fact, your telescope or camera intensifies the sun's power, damaging your glasses and damaging your eyes as a result.

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The upcoming total solar eclipse will be a unique learning experience for students in the Meramec Valley R-III School District, according to Dr. Terri Parks, curriculum director. It happens when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth which can only occur during a full moon.

Fisher says the total solar eclipse will go from OR all across the middle of the country to Tennessee and North Georgia to SC. It cuts a path across the entire state of SC, an easy day trip if the traffic cooperates. You will want to make sure you have these on during any part of the eclipse.

The solar eclipse party will be held August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the upper level of the hotel parking garage at 701 Penn St., officials said. "This will likely be the only chance many people get to view a solar eclipse". If it's a totally cloudy day, you won't be able to see the sun, or the eclipse.

However, numerous glasses do not meet correct standards and can cause severe damage if people look at the sun without the proper ultraviolet protection. To prove it, he showed us about a half dozen pairs of eclipse glasses that he's picked up on his eclipse related journeys over the years.

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