At the Dallas Arboretum, they have 3,000 pairs of certified eclipse glasses ready-to-go for kids and parents who attend their eclipse viewing party Monday. Or, just watch the eclipse indirectly - through a live stream on the internet, instead. "We encourage everyone to enjoy this special celestial event, but urge the public not to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without special objective solar filters such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers".
The total phase of the solar eclipse will not be visible in Florida. The partial eclipse begins in DeLand at 1:18 p.m., reaching its maximum extent at 2:50 p.m. and ending at 4:14 p.m. You won't be able to see anything out of them other than the sun.
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NASA said by putting a filter over your iPhone lens, it protects your camera, and they warn people not to point it at the sun without a filter. Telescopes and free eclipse viewing glasses will be available, and the college's resident astronomer will be there to provide information. There's been much talk about this all over the news for the last few weeks, and there's a ton of eclipse info (viewing and otherwise) on the web too.
Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you're within the path of totality. Also, if you want to take pictures of the eclipse, you will need to place special filters over your camera lens to prevent damage to your device.
While the sun may be your main focus, look all around you.
He added, "If yours are not ISO 12312-2, that's the safety standards, it's the worldwide standards, and if you have eclipse glasses and they are not ISO standard, make sure you don't use those".