As Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Franklin and different Kentucky cities in prime viewing space put together for the photo voltaic eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA is issuing a warning.
NASA has been alerted that some unsafe eclipse glasses are being offered to shoppers. Special eye safety is required for protected viewing of the astronomical occasion.
NASA says the one glasses that must be used are produced by 4 corporations – American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, TSE 17 and Thousand Oaks Optical.
The protected glasses should even have the reference quantity ISO 12312-2.
NASA has particulars on protected eclipse viewing glasses and on the photo voltaic eclipse on its web site.
The path of the eclipse runs throughout the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Locations nearest the middle line will expertise darkness for two-minutes-and-43-seconds.
Hopkinsville is on the middle line for one of many longest occasions of whole eclipse within the nation. Bowling Green is on the fringe of the “path of totality” for the eclipse. Many different cities in the area are additionally in prime viewing space and are planning particular occasions and designated parking areas for hundreds of vehicles anticipated to reach on Aug. 21.
Emergency managers are additionally coordinating regional preparedness due to the new climate predicted on that day and since the eclipse happens on the hottest time of the day, round one o’clock within the afternoon.
More info on the eclipse is on the Western Kentucky University eclipse web site
NASA Issues Warning About Unsafe Eclipse Viewing Glasses by: Elie Abi Younes published: