The upcoming solar eclipse has plenty of people searching for viewing parties or retailers selling glasses. Here are some tips for finding solar eclipse events and alternate ways of viewing this stunning occurrence.
Where to View the Solar Eclipse in Henry County, Georgia
Fortson Library in Hampton, Georgia will be hosting a 1free Solar Eclipse Party. Stop by this location on Monday, August 21 for the event scheduled to take place 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 2NASA approved solar eclipse glasses will be given to attendees on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis.
Can’t make it to the library during the solar eclipse? This tool from Vox, lets you plug in your zip code to show you what the eclipse will look like in relation to your location, so you can view the eclipse at home or even at work.
Alternatives to Solar Eclipse Glasses
Wondering why everyone is in a frenzy to find solar eclipse glasses? The lenses found in these glasses and in hand-held solar viewers are actually solar filters that offer you 3the only safe way to look directly at the sun.
Build an Eclipse Viewer
If you can’t get your hands on a pair of glasses, there is a simple, do-it-yourself trick for viewing the eclipse without damaging your eyes. You will need a few supplies that you can typically find around the house, including a cardboard box, needle, aluminum foil, paper, tape, and X-Acto® knife. This tutorial gives you quick and easy instructions on completing your eclipse viewer.
Watch the Eclipse Online
NASA will also be 4airing a four-hour live stream of the eclipse event that will feature activities that are occurring in locations throughout the country.
Protecting Your Eyes During the Eclipse
Whether you choose to take part in a viewing party or you’d prefer to watch the eclipse from the comfort of your home, remember to exercise caution in order to avoid permanent damage to the eyes. Enjoy this event and many other fun, family-friendly events in Henry County, Georgia.