Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Here's how you can witness Monday's big eclipse


The total eclipse will cut through only a 70-mile-wide band of the country, stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast US.

Will students in school be able to see the eclipse? .

The Rancho Bernardo and Poway libraries are among those that will host viewing parties for the solar eclipse on Monday morning. "The only way to treat solar retinopathy right now is to prevent it and not stare at the sun during the eclipse". "The sun puts out a lot more than visible light; infrared waves make heat, UV rays do damage too and the radiation burns the most important parts of your retinas".

A total or partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, putting us in the moon's shadow.

Experts have been warning people not to look directly at the sun during the eclipse without protective solar filter lenses because doing so can cause severe eye damage, including blindness.

"The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is when it is completely covered by the moon during the totality phase of an eclipse", an MSEPS release states.

The total eclipse will last only a couple of minutes.

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The statement adds that people in possession of the orange glasses, which are labeled "", should not use them to view the solar eclipse.

The total solar eclipse is buzzing around the internet, with the first to sweep from coast-to-coast across the United States in 99 years ahead for August 21. "The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EDT", NASA says.

Not unless you look directly at the sun without protection.

But we urge caution when viewing the eclipse. "Sunglasses, no mater how good they may be, are not substitutes for the viewing glasses".

If you're feeling like getting a truly immersive experience, CNN is pulling a CNN and going all out by showing the eclipse in VR.

The effects of solar retinopathy on the eye. Pennington said it's up to each venue whether they want to hold onto some of the glasses for each day or let them run out before Monday. "We're going to be making pinhole viewers with all of our visitors so you can view that as a projection and enjoy it that way", added Hall.