Solar eclipse will impact thousands of solar arrays around US

Casey Dawson
August 9, 2017

There's lots of money to be made from what's being called the "Great American Eclipse".

Rice plans to take a road trip to Sweetwater, Tennessee, to see the full eclipse.

Ophthalmologist Tomas Lopez of Eyecare Associates in Albany and Corvallis met with about two dozen mid-valley eyecare and health care professionals last week to go over information on the August 21 eclipse and possible effects on patients.

The "interactive experience" is meant to enhance what you would see if you were watching the eclipse in person, according to a statement from the companies.

Know where to watch the eclipse.

"It wasn't so much the money I lost; it was just the potential for harm that bothered me", Shelton said.

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However, there's no way to say how long of a gaze it takes for damage to become permanent.

You've only got a few weeks left to shop, so don't wait until the last minute and, in your rush, possibly get scammed. "Of course, you can get clouded out and then it just gets dark".

But all of OR will experience at least a partial eclipse, so businesses and health care organizations are working to make sure plenty of the glasses will be available before August 21. What is a solar eclipse? But if it has to be the real thing, in April 2024 the United States is due for total eclipse that will travel from Texas to Maine.

With solar safety glasses available at every counter and an expected 2-7 million Americans traveling to the path of totality-the almost 3,000-mile-long arc from the coast near Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., in which a view of the total eclipse is possible-it is clear that eclipse fever has swept the country. During this time, bright stars can be seen and planets like Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. Duke Energy, one of the largest utilities in North Carolina, estimates that solar energy output across their system will drop from about 2.5 GW to 0.2 GW at the height of the eclipse. The tech giant has promised to ship some 2 million glasses to 4,800 public libraries across the United States, all in the hopes that as many kids as possible will get to see the moon crossing directly in front of the sun.

During the eclipse look at the ground under trees and other plants. The moon will only cover up about 80 percent of the sun, so people viewing in the ArkLaTex will have to protect their eyes the entire time. You also shouldn't use any other unfiltered devices such as binoculars, cameras or telescopes. "Put (eclipse viewing glasses) over your (prescription) glasses", said Podoll.

Astronomers have been able to predict eclipses since ancient times and people told various myths to explain the phenomenon, such as that a monster was trying to eat the sun. Total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth about every 18 months, but because most of Earth is covered in water, those events are rarely over land and seldom witnessed. In this case, the total eclipse will last up to 2 minutes and 40-plus seconds in places. After that, it will wane until around 2 p.m. Meanwhile, Villanova's Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science will host a Solar Eclipse Open House for University faculty, students and staff.

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