Rhode Islander heading south for best view of solar eclipse

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Special eyeglasses made with proper solar filters allow viewers to safely gaze at the sun any time for unlimited duration, the AAS said.

The next solar eclipse visible from the continental United States will be April 8, 2024. But in the so-called "path of totality" where Levesque is headed, spanning from OR to SC, viewers will be able to see the total eclipse in all its glory.

We are just 10 days away from the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.


The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.

In Rhode Island, we'll only get to see a partial eclipse. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly. The American Astronomical Society, a NASA partner, has verified that these manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 global standard for such products. Solar view glasses and pinhole cameras also will be available to the public.

A total solar eclipse is a rare event in which the moon completely blocks the sun from view.

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