Total Eclipse 2024
What is a total solar eclipse?
It is like nothing you have ever seen before. Day turns to eerie twilight, and there's a "hole in the sky." It is something that can't be described - you simply have to see it with your own eyes! Daylight is replaced by a mysterious dusk, and bright planets become visible. Plants and animals act as if it were nightfall as flowers close up and birds return to roost. There's a chill in the air because the temperature drops a dozen degrees or more. The brilliant sun is replaced by a black orb surrounded by a feathery halo. As totality ends, a brilliant burst of sunlight appears along one edge of the sun. The entire event, including the partial phases, can take nearly three hours. But the total part usually lasts only a few minutes, so there is very little time to absorb this spectacular sight. It's not just something you see - it's something you experience. A total eclipse can be seen from a particular place on Earth only once every 375 years on average, but some places may go more than 1,000 years between total eclipses. The 2017 Solar Eclipse was one of the most-watched events in U.S. History with 216 million people watching. Over 20 million people traveled from home to another state to see the totality. The next total eclipse anywhere in the United States won't happen again until August 25, 2044, and will only be seen from parts of Montana and North Dakota.
Safe Eclipse Viewing
Solar glasses lower the intensity and block harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays of the light that come from the Sun and are essential for viewing the partial phases that proceed and follow totality. Once the darkness descends, it is safe to take your glasses off and look at totality. Before you know it, the Sun will peak around the Moon again and it will be time to put the Solar glasses back on. NEVER look directly at the partial phases of the eclipse without Solar glasses.
Solar Eclipse Glasses - Castroville Edition
Teachers (with school ID) - $1.50/each
Bulk Pricing (100 or more) - $1.50/each
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