“First, some absolute basics. Though lot of states will see a partial eclipse, only parts of 14 will see it in totality — Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina,” Fingas reports. “NASA’s 2017 eclipse website is one good way of figuring out where you need to be and when, weather and budget permitting.”
“Regardless of where you are, be sure to wear ISO-certified eclipse glasses at all times during the event, except perhaps for the 2 minutes or so the sun is completely covered and only its corona is visible — even then, glasses must go back on before the sun re-emerges. Staring at the uncovered sun, even in a partial eclipse, can result in permanent eye damage,” Fingas reports. “Note that it’s also unsafe to look through any optics pointed at the sun unless they have their own solar filters. It’s alright to look at an iPhone screen, of course, so long as the sun isn’t directly behind it.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good luck, eclipse watchers and photographers!