Solar Eclipse: 101

This Monday (August 21) will be the first time in 99 years that the path of a total solar eclipse will cover the entire United States.

-Forecast for the ‘Solar Eclipse’ on Monday: Mostly sunny…High 88

-The Solar Eclipse progression will last from 1 to 4pm this Monday afternoon.  The ‘total / partial” peak will be around 2:42pm (lasting for approx. 2 minutes)

 

Krispy Kreme is getting us ready for the much talked about Eclipse Krispy Kreme is switching its original glaze to chocolate glaze this weekend (when the ‘hot n now’ light is on) through Monday!   https://goo.gl/5gvSbk

Where to watch the eclipse in the Piedmont Triad

Fox8:  https://goo.gl/WaCg9f

 

August 21 will be the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse’s path will cover the entire United States. The “band of totality” (the shadow of the moon as it completely covers the sun) is only 70 miles wide and is far west of the Triad. However, in Greensboro, for example, the eclipse will be at 93.76 percent so it will seem almost total.

Obviously, all you have to do it step outside to see the eclipse, but below are some fun places to watch the eclipse in the Piedmont Triad (note: Columbia, South Carolina, has been named one of the Top 10 places in the country to watch the eclipse).

 

In the Piedmont Triad, the eclipse begins at 1:12 p.m. with peak coverage at 2:41-2:43 p.m.

 

FOX8 will begin on-air coverage at 2 p.m. (the newscast and eclipse will also both be live-streamed at myfox8.com.

 

Winston-Salem

Kaleideum North (400 W. Hanes Mill Road). The “party” will feature science demonstration, crafts, special Planetarium shows, and professional telescopes for “safe sun viewing.” Bring your own cereal box to make a solar eclipse viewer to take home. All activities are included with museum admission and free for members. A food truck will be available for lunch purchases. The first 100 attendees for the 11 a.m. Planetarium show will receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

 

Greensboro

Center City Park (downtown Greensboro), March for Science Greensboro. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Music and hands-on activities. March for Science Greensboro partners for the eclipse viewing event are Greensboro Central Library, Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro Science Café, Heads Up for Our Youth, Lindley Park Neighborhood Association and Reconsidered Goods.

Greensboro Science Center (4301 Lawndale Drive) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities, including gazing through a real solar telescope. Live stream of the eclipse will be shown, courtesy of NASA, in the OmniSphere theater. Outdoor activities are free; live streaming in the OmniSphere is included with GSC membership or general admission purchase.

 

High Point

High Point Public Library (901 N. Main Street). 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Viewing will be on the Sunset Drive side of the building, and a special area will be made available for photographers to set up their equipment. The first 200 people will receive free solar eclipse sunglasses. The event is free. No registration required.

 

Davidson County

Boones Cave (3552 Boones Cave Road) noon to 4 p.m. Free solar glasses and a 3-acre field for viewing. Bring chairs. Call to register and reserve your glasses.  336-752-2322.

 

 

 

City of Lexington

The City of Lexington will hold a viewing event at the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater (333 S. Main Street, Lexington) from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids can make their own pinhole projector, and free eclipse glasses will be provided (while supplies last).

 

Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park (3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC) – 1 p.m. Meet a ranger for a 30-minute talk on the solar eclipse. Start location:

Field between campsites 33 and 34 in the A Loop of the Family Campground.

 

 

Where to buy eclipse glasses

7-Eleven

Best Buy

Bi-Mart

Casey’s General Store

Circle K

Hobby Town

Kirklands

Kroger

London Drugs

Love’s Travel Stops

Lowe’s

Maverik

McDonald’s (Oregon only)

Pilot/Flying J

Toys “R” Us

Walmart

Reputable retailers

 

The American Astronomical Society says scammers are now printing ISO logo and certification labels on fake eclipse glasses.

As a result, AAS says you should only buy from these companies:

American Paper Optics (Eclipser) / EclipseGlasses.com

APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)*

Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film only)

Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)

DayStar (Solar Glasses)

Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)

Lunt Solar Systems (SUNsafe SUNglasses) [see their unique kid-size eclipse glasses]

Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)

Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)

Seymour Solar (Helios Glasses)

Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)

TSE 17 (Solar Filter Foil)*

 

August 21 will be the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse’s path will cover the entire United States. The “band of totality” (the shadow of the moon as it completely covers the sun) is only 70 miles wide and is far west of the Triad. However, in Greensboro, for example, the eclipse will be at 93.76 percent so it will seem almost total.

Obviously, all you have to do it step outside to see the eclipse, but below are some fun places to watch the eclipse in the Piedmont Triad (note: Columbia, South Carolina, has been named one of the Top 10 places in the country to watch the eclipse).

 

In the Piedmont Triad, the eclipse begins at 1:12 p.m. with peak coverage at 2:41-2:43 p.m.

 

FOX8 will begin on-air coverage at 2 p.m. (the newscast and eclipse will also both be live-streamed at myfox8.com.

 

Winston-Salem

Kaleideum North (400 W. Hanes Mill Road). The “party” will feature science demonstration, crafts, special Planetarium shows, and professional telescopes for “safe sun viewing.” Bring your own cereal box to make a solar eclipse viewer to take home. All activities are included with museum admission and free for members. A food truck will be available for lunch purchases. The first 100 attendees for the 11 a.m. Planetarium show will receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

 

Greensboro

Center City Park (downtown Greensboro), March for Science Greensboro. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Music and hands-on activities. March for Science Greensboro partners for the eclipse viewing event are Greensboro Central Library, Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro Science Café, Heads Up for Our Youth, Lindley Park Neighborhood Association and Reconsidered Goods.

Greensboro Science Center (4301 Lawndale Drive) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities, including gazing through a real solar telescope. Live stream of the eclipse will be shown, courtesy of NASA, in the OmniSphere theater. Outdoor activities are free; live streaming in the OmniSphere is included with GSC membership or general admission purchase.

 

High Point

High Point Public Library (901 N. Main Street). 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Viewing will be on the Sunset Drive side of the building, and a special area will be made available for photographers to set up their equipment. The first 200 people will receive free solar eclipse sunglasses. The event is free. No registration required.

 

Davidson County

Boones Cave (3552 Boones Cave Road) noon to 4 p.m. Free solar glasses and a 3-acre field for viewing. Bring chairs. Call to register and reserve your glasses.  336-752-2322.

 

 

 

City of Lexington

The City of Lexington will hold a viewing event at the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater (333 S. Main Street, Lexington) from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids can make their own pinhole projector, and free eclipse glasses will be provided (while supplies last).

 

Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park (3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC) – 1 p.m. Meet a ranger for a 30-minute talk on the solar eclipse. Start location:

Field between campsites 33 and 34 in the A Loop of the Family Campground.

 

 

Where to buy eclipse glasses

7-Eleven

Best Buy

Bi-Mart

Casey’s General Store

Circle K

Hobby Town

Kirklands

Kroger

London Drugs

Love’s Travel Stops

Lowe’s

Maverik

McDonald’s (Oregon only)

Pilot/Flying J

Toys “R” Us

Walmart

Reputable retailers

 

The American Astronomical Society says scammers are now printing ISO logo and certification labels on fake eclipse glasses.

As a result, AAS says you should only buy from these companies:

American Paper Optics (Eclipser) / EclipseGlasses.com

APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)*

Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film only)

Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)

DayStar (Solar Glasses)

Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)

Lunt Solar Systems (SUNsafe SUNglasses) [see their unique kid-size eclipse glasses]

Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)

Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)

Seymour Solar (Helios Glasses)

Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)

TSE 17 (Solar Filter Foil)*

 

2017 Solar Eclipse – Safe Viewing Tips

The American Optometric Association, in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, is providing detailed information so that you can safely view the eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.  http://www.aoa.org/news/inside-optometry/solar-eclipse-local-ods-outreach?sso=y

 

Ask SAM: What are guidelines for eclipse glasses?

With the solar eclipse approaching on Aug. 21, there’s a lot of demand for eclipse glasses. “Eclipse Glasses” are being sold at various Lowe’s, Walmart, and other retail stores.  The gift shop at Kaleideum North, formerly SciWorks, has been selling the glasses, but as of late this week they were completely sold out. They are hoping to have a new shipment coming in soon, so you may want to call them at 336-767-6730 ext. 1004 sometime next week to see if they have gotten them back in stock.  NOTE:  It’s important that you use the right types of lenses to protect your eyes. Look for eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers that have been verified by an accredited testing lab to meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standard. You can read more about those guidelines and find a list of companies that sell them at eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. And more information about eye safety can be found on NASA’s Total Eclipse website, at eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

SAM checked at his nearest Walmart and found glasses on sale for $1 from EclipseGlasses.com, which says their glasses conform to the ISO 12312-2 requirement.    SOURCE: Ask Sam: Winston-Salem Journal     https://goo.gl/iLFu7D

Western NC to experience the ‘total eclipse’. Nine counties in western North Carolina – Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Transylvania – are in the ‘total’ eclipse path (when the moon fully covers the sun) on Monday, August 21, 2017.  https://www.ourstate.com/rare-total-solar-eclipse-visible-in-western-north-carolina-on-august-21/

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm