On August 21, a total #Solar Eclipse will stretch across the United States in an extremely rare solar event.
"Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse", said Sachin Bahmba, Chairman and Managing Director at Space Group, who is leading the team from India for the expedition. This is when the moon will briefly block out the sun completely. In order to properly observe such an event without suffering permanent eye damage, special #eclipse viewing glasses are required.
In areas where it'll be a total solar eclipse, from the Pacific Northwest through Missouri and down to SC, it'll still get really dark - pitch black like night - even if overcast. Amateur astronomers such as Yogeshwar Kanu Aggarwal, Luv Sharma, and Surinder Solanki, will accompany Bahmba, whose expedition includes taking photographs of all important phases observed during a total eclipse - called as "contacts".
If you've already ordered glasses online, it might be a good idea to check when they're supposed to be delivered.
Read and follow all directions that come with your glasses or filters.
Where can real eclipse glasses be purchased? Manufacturers also had to give them a list of companies authorized to resell the glasses. They are being distributed one per person on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. The clinic is located at 2311 Yorkshire Drive.
Safe viewing glasses are available free to the public at the Centennial Library and the Downtown Library, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland.
They are also available for purchase at the Children's Museum of South Dakota gift shop, Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Casey's General Stores. Looking directly at the eclipse at any moment except the brief period when the moon has fully eclipsed the sun without certified glasses could damage your eyes.
When purchasing eclipse glasses be certain ISO 12312-2 (or EN1836) is printed somewhere on them.
The live streaming will be done from Idaho in the U.S. using a 50 mm f/5 finderscope, a small auxiliary telescope mounted on an Astrotrac tracker - the main astronomical telescope - to follow the Sun.