First Total Solar Eclipse in North America After 99 Years on August 21

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Solar Eclipse in North America

This time first complete solar eclipse going to appear in North America on 21st of this month. The eclipse casts a shadow on the people at everywhere around the continent. This event named as, “The Great American Eclipse,” – inspiring most of the people. But a travel into the continent is a bit difficult task as prices are higher.

The nationwide celebrations planned including weddings at the time of the eclipse. Bonnie Tyler comes with a cruise ship performance on “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

“A large swath of the population will be able to easily see this eclipse,” astronomer James Webb at Florida International University told AFP. “There are plenty of people out there in this day and age that are denying science, so this is an opportunity to show what we really know about the solar system.”

Damage to the eyes

A direct view of the eclipse can result in retina-burning. Further, a chance of blind spot occurrence. Every one of them who’s curious to see the eclipse, a protective eyeglass needed as sunglasses are not concrete enough to protect the eyes.

“Probably 100 million people are going to look at this. But the dangers of looking at the Sun are real and serious,” said Vincent Jerome Giovinazzo, director of ophthalmology at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health. “The damage can really be permanent and right smack in the center of their vision,” he told AFP.

The administration of US Fire authority requested people to wear the protective sunglasses of the ISO-12312-2 standard.  “Probably 100 million people will look at this. But the dangers of looking at the Sun are real and serious,” said Vincent Jerome Giovinazzo, director of ophthalmology at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health. “The damage can really be permanent and right smack in the center of their vision,” he told AFP.

Nation’s Events

The people who are unwilling or not interested to watch the eclipse directly, for them NASA publishing them on its site, nasa.gov. This will feature on the Toshiba Screen at New York’s Times Square. To make it an unforgettable and memorable event, rooftop parties, baseball games, and weddings held around the nation.

The website greatamericaneclipse.com reveals that the people who want to watch the total eclipse expected to be around 1.74-1.85 million. Most of the hotels, flights are pre-booked and traffic may be jammed across the nation.

“When I first see the onset of totality, of course, I am impressed as the temperature drops and the sky darkens and birds return to their nests,” Donald Liebenberg, 85, a scientist at Clemson University in South Carolina told AFP. “I am impressed that even the Babylonians were able to predict when and where an eclipse would occur.” He also says that he had seen 26 eclipses in his lifetime and each one was unique and different.

The nation waiting for this first complete solar eclipse on August 21st, which is, 99 years later.