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BBB CONSUMER TIPS: Don't let eclipse blind you to scams

BBB CONSUMER TIPS: Don't let eclipse blind you to scams

We found 30 solar eclipse apps in the Apple iTunes app store and more than 70 in the Google Play store. We have had nine total eclipses in the U.S., most with short paths, for the entire 20th Century and it's been about a century since the last coast to coast total solar eclipse in 1918. That is why it is important to use solar filters, or eclipse glasses.

Hopefully you're a fan of road-tripping, as flights to Nashville from Pittsburgh are around $400 or more to get there in time for the eclipse.

Why don't they happen more often?

The Land of Enchantment will only experience a partial eclipse, but the 60 mile wide path of "totality" from OR to SC will be ground zero with numerous telescopes.

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"There's no such thing as an nearly total eclipse", Schneider said. The telescopes will be manned by trained volunteers and scientists and the data uploaded will greatly benefit researchers.

On Aug. 21, the total eclipse path, called the path of totality, is only about 70 miles wide crossing the USA from west to east.

Corona: During the total eclipse, the corona of the sun will be visible. Even a thin sliver of the sun's disk covers thousands of these light-sensitive cells. The moon will start casting its shadow on earth, blocking view of the sun, at about 1 p.m. If you happen to be on the Mainland when the 2017 eclipse happens, here are 10 viewing locations to consider.

You need two pair of glasses: one to protect your eyes from the bright sun, the other to protect the lens on your smartphone camera. The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is during the brief minutes of absolute totality. In addition, that evening at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS, NOVA will broadcast "Eclipse Over America", featuring same-day footage shot by PBS stations across the country.

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Glasses are available online, along with a list of reputable brands by the American Astronomical Society to help you avoid buying the fake glasses now flooding the market.

In Michigan, 75 to 90 percent of the eclipse will be visible, meaning the moon will block 75 to 90 percent of the sun.

If the skies do not cooperate for us here, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive for example.

Books-A-Million and Toys R Us in Knoxville, along with Lowe's in Harriman say they may get more in next week. However, not all meet the required ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standards; make sure yours do. Transportation officials in Georgia warned people to make sure they have enough gasoline, especially if they're traveling to the northern part of the state, which will have a good view of the eclipse, so that no one becomes an "eclipse refugee".

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