While Brookings will not be in the total eclipse path, the community will still have a pretty good show, experiencing a partial eclipse with.91 magnitude. However, in Madison - where a maximum of 85 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon at about 1:15 p.m. - that won't be an option.
Inspect solar filters before use.
"Look for ISO 12312-2 to be printed on the product".
Eclipse watchers in the 60 to 70-mile wide "path of totality" that will cut through much of the middle USA could briefly look directly at the eclipse without protection when the moon fully covers the sun.
One easy way to check if your eclipse glasses are safe is to see if they have the ISO logo on them. If you notice any scratches or damages, do not use them.
Solar eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves.
Several libraries are giving away the glasses for free. Turn away from the sun before removing the solar filter. While Wisconsinites won't witness a full eclipse, you'll still need "eclipse glasses", or some type of other viewer to safely look directly at it.
Watching the eclipse with glasses that haven't met certain qualifications can lead to eye damage.
In addition to its preparation event, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society also will help people experience the solar eclipse by having members out from noon to 3 p.m. August 21 in the plaza outside the main library, a group news release said.
Library hours are from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The clinic is located at 2311 Yorkshire Drive.
They are also available for purchase at the Children's Museum of South Dakota gift shop, Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Casey's General Stores.
In Madison on Friday, the glasses were sold out at Kirkland's on the Far East Side and at Toys R Us on the Far West Side.
You can find the glasses at online vendors including EclipseGlasses.com, Celestron, Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments. This certification is used to indicate they are safe for viewing the sun.