Here’s How to Watch the Solar Eclipse on TV

The bar will have a solar eclipse-themed cocktail named the Solar Negroni for you to sip on as you watch the eclipse.

This Monday will mark the first time in nearly 40 years that a full solar eclipse has been visible in the mainland United States. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible to such a large portion of the USA was 100 years ago. We can see them here on Earth only because of the distances that separate Earth, the moon and the sun.

Millions are expected to watch the once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse set for Monday, August 21st.

Hassle says about 65 percent of the sun will be blocked by the passing moon in the region. For the USA, the next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. They will be launched from roughly 50 USA locations and transmit the images back to Earth. Just don’t be surprised when someone tells you this is exactly what’s wrong with this generation because if you can go outside and watch, you absolutely and totally should. AAS says the glasses manufactured by Solar Eclipse International have been verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet the ISO international safety standard.

In addition, a total eclipse can change the way animals behave.

“I think it’s very powerful to have that off-the-earth perspective”, said Angela des Jardins, director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium at Montana State University. The first 1,000 visitors will be given goodie bags consisting of solar eclipse tattoos, stickers and the highly coveted solar eclipse glasses. “But then you would not have experienced it in the moment”, he said. Due to the moon’s slightly tilted orbit, a total solar eclipse occurs at some random point on Earth about every year or two. However, there are many safe and easy ways to see the eclipse. It’s so bright, that regular sunglasses won’t do you any good if you’re staring right at it.

Connecticut River Solar Eclipse Cruise: Take in the partial solar eclipse on the Connecticut River on a 2-hour cruise from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday.

Since a camera lens focuses the sun’s rays onto a small area like a magnifying glass, pointing a digital camera directly at the sun will damage its image sensor. Google “shoebox solar eclipse viewer” and you’ll find YouTube videos and detailed instructions for making a pinhole projector.

Most importantly, do not stare at the eclipse directly!

Other states as well as Canada and many countries in Central and South America will experience a significant partial eclipse.

On the positive side, the National Weather Service says the signs are looking very good for clear skies when the eclipse passes over OR and Idaho as well as when it passes over the OH and Tennessee valleys. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.

I’m not going to be outside, how can I watch the eclipse on TV and online?

A person should not look at the eclipse through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. There will also be moon pies and an Eclipse Burger, a double patty made with turkey and beef patties.

A Chinese couple watches a solar eclipse over Zhengzhou on Jan. 15 2010