Be solar eclipse ready: How to photograph it, safely

Hindu holy men watch through specially designed viewing glasses in Allahabad India in 2009

While many people want a good, tight shot of the eclipse, keep a bigger picture in mind.

So what do you need to safely photograph the Aug 21 eclipse?

"I'm a lifelong learner, and it's something interesting and something that's happening now".

"I'm not really sure if we have a forecast model or if we'll have to make manual adjustments", said Mike Bardou, a National Weather Service meteorologist. While many have already made preparations for the event, here are some facts about the upcoming eclipse. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the moon and the sun and the Earth's shadow falls on the moon, causing the moon to look red. Eventually, scientists like Sir Arthur Eddington, whose observations of deflected starlight during a 1919 solar eclipse confirmed Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, considered the rare celestial events as prime opportunities to learn more about the solar system and beyond. There are two parts to this shadow, an outer shadow that covers a wide region creating a particle eclipse, (penumbra) and a much smaller central shadow that creates the total eclipse (umbra).

Staring at the sun without proper filtration, even when it is partially obscured by the moon during an eclipse, can damage or destroy photo-receptor cells of the eye's retina, leaving blind spots in a person's field of vision, experts said. The last time a total solar eclipse touched only the USA was in 1257 (of course, the U.S as a country didn't yet exist) and it won't happen again until 2316. K Brew will also give a pair of glasses with the purchase of its "Iced Eclipse Tonic".

Sedlacek is traveling with friends to southern Kentucky, along the Tennessee border, to capture the eclipse in its totality. In Flagstaff, up to 70 percent of the Sun will be blocked. What you see will vary greatly depending on your location. The sun will reach its maximum coverage about 1:20 p.m. and stay that way for nearly three minutes.

Red Devils on the brink of signing Portuguese forward Bruno Amorim
The list includes the likes of central defender Victor Lindelof, striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Nemanja Matic. The teenager will reportedly join United's U-23 - who are managed by club legend Nicky Butt.

Floating in the European Columbus laboratory module, Bresnik showed off a solar filter shipped up to the station earlier, saying "we've got specially equipped cameras that'll have these solar filters on them that allow us to take pictures of the sun". "In our area, it is not going to be completely covered; a sliver of the sun will still be showing; normal sunglasses will not be enough". The sun is so bright that we squint, our eyes tear up, and we look away. You can buy the glasses online - the cardboard-frame versions cost just a few dollars - but check the American Astronomical Society's list of reputable vendors first. A stamp inside the glasses will read "ISO".

Another method is to make a simple pinhole projector. Do not remove them while looking at the sun.

There are alternative methods to indirectly view the partially eclipsed sun.

Scammers have taken advantage of the hype surrounding the eclipse and released fake protective glasses, according to the Better Business Bureau.

To help the community safely view the August 21 eclipse, Yorkshire Eye Clinic is giving away free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rainbow Six Siege Operation Blood Orchid is out August 29
Aoû 12, 2017 - 18:27
Details for the new content will arrive during the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League finals at Gamescom 2017 on August 26. The new map is set in Hong Kong , which will be available for free for everyone when the update goes live.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Merkel doesn't speak for U.S. on North Korea
Aoû 12, 2017 - 18:23
I just got off the phone with Chief of Staff General John Kelly and with the President of the United States of America. All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you. "I just wanted to call and say hello".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Slain Australian remembered in Minneapolis
Aoû 12, 2017 - 17:21
He read some of the uplifting messages she would free-write every morning and called her a "living example of self-mastery". Minneapolis police officers are now required to have those cameras on when they respond to calls or make traffic stops.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OutKast rapper gives service puppy to girl paralyzed in bounce house shooting
Aoû 12, 2017 - 17:21
Abriya, who just finished three months of intense therapy , fell in love with the service dogs at the hospital. She's always got a smile on her face", said her mother, Andreauna Douglas in an interview with WSB-TV.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vieira bloque Herrera — Lyon
Aoû 12, 2017 - 17:19
On a Martins-Pereira qui a été blessé, mais qui revient. "Donc on va continuer d'investir un petit peu d'ici la fin du mercato". Malheureusement, on ne va pas nous le laisser venir tout de suite, a admis le boss des Gones au micro de Canal +.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japanese encephalitis, dengue and swine flu outbreak in parts of Manipur
Aoû 12, 2017 - 17:03
Another 58-year-old from Sambalpur died at a private hospital here this evening. There is no dearth of medicines and vaccines for swine flu in Delhi.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deep divisions in White House over North Korea
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:55
What do you think about these latest comments from Gorka? "I don't think the rhetoric is the problem", Rubio said. He argued that U.S. policy towards the rogue nation will not stay the course of previous administrations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea says 3.5mn volunteers 'ready to retaliate against US'
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:54
Obama also said that USA forces were now reanalyzing the strategic positioning of America's missile defense systems. Rose during his trip to Germany, Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lalit Modi Resigns, Bids Adieu To Cricket Administration For Now
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:44
Lalit Modi's son Ruchir had competed in the RCA elections in June this year but lost to Congress leader C.P. Modi even asked BCCI to release funds to the Rajasthan Cricket Association for the betterment of cricket.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sa nièce se filme en train de mettre son bébé au frigo
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:33
Même si elle a parlé en faveur de sa nièce: "Je sais qu'elle ne blesserait pas ma fille et que ce n'était pas son intention". Mais la mère, interrogée par le média local WCVB , s'est dite " horrifiée " parautant de " stupidité ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:32
As far back as July 27, HBO got into a negotiation with the hackers, it appears", said Ankush Johar, Director, BugsBounty.com, in a statement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gov Calvo receives phone call from US President
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:19
Trump also spoke cryptically about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , telling Calvo, "You notice that he hasn't spoken recently". The president called the USA military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump lashes out over Russia probe, after news of grand jury
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:10
By employing a grand jury, Mueller will be able to subpoena documents, seek indictments and take witness testimony under oath. Mueller is also said to be investigating Trump's financial records unrelated to Russia or the election, CNN reported .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top General Electric Company (GE) Position Raised by Edmond DE Rothschild Holding SA
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:08
The Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 556,300 shares with $17.58M value, down from 570,400 last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services holds 1.13% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 4.84 million shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump takes credit for "stronger" United States nuclear arsenal
Aoû 12, 2017 - 16:06
Trump and North Korea have been exchanging escalating threats, with the North saying it was examining plans for attacking Guam. Mattis said in a statement that the United States and its allies would win any arms race or conflict with North Korea.