How to safely view the solar eclipse
(KTEN) – Two solar eclipses will be happening in the next two years and Texoma has the opportunity to view both of them! Ever wondered how to view a solar eclipse? It is not as easy as looking up to the sky!
On October 14, an annular eclipse will be seen across the United States. Texoma will be able to see around 79% to 86% coverage of the sun.
The sun is never fully eclipsed by the moon during an annular eclipse. A ring of light around the moon will still be visible to those trying to view the eclipse. Midland, Texas will be able to view this phenomenon in totality.
In Sherman, 84% of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon.
It is never good to look directly at the sun without special eye glasses. Although, there is a way to look at the sun without harming your eyes. It is best to use safety glasses approved by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard to view the solar eclipse. These glasses prevent the harmful infrared and ultraviolet (UV) rays from reaching your eyes.
Please wear any approved NASA eclipse glasses directly as you would normal glasses. Do not use the glasses to look through a camera lens, telescope, or binoculars. These methods will damage your eyes.
To purchase NASA approved safety glasses for the solar eclipse, you can visit this link. Some merchants in downtown Paris, Texas have already started to sell approved eclipse glasses!