Sunday, October 19, 2014

Be Ready for October 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse will cover most of North America late Thursday afternoon and early evening October 23rd.  In the Eastern USA the sun will be partially eclipsed by the moon during sunset which will make for photographic opportunities with a proper filter on your camera.

The  Partial Eclipse of the Sun will occur on Thursday October 23, 2014 which will be observable from 49 states except Hawaii!  Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will technically "see" the eclipse, but it is very unlikely, since the eclipse will begin seconds before sunset. 

Above is a link to a drop and drag solar eclipse calculator integrated with Google maps. Drag the icon to your location and local times will appear.  You will need to covert the time from London or what is called Universal Time.  In the Pacific and Arizona, subtract 7 hours. Using CDT, subtract 6 hours, and on the East Coast 5 hours to get local time.

For a cool animation of the October 23 partial solar eclipse, more maps and tips, visit this webpage: 

 Purchase Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses
Solar Eclipse Glasses
Eye protection is a must for this type of solar eclipse.  Tropical Sails Corp has been selling Eclipse Shades brand of solar eclipse viewing glasses since 1994. They block out 99.99% of the intense visible light and 100% of the harmful infrared light.  These glasses have been tested by Dr. Ralph Chou, a well known optometry professor and approved for import into Europe with CE certification.  Eclipse glasses in low quantities are less than $2 each and the price drops based on quantity ordered.  Visit   for details and to buy solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Below is a photo of a partial solar eclipse over El Paso, TX a few years ago.   A solar filter was placed on the camera telephoto lens.

 Partial Solar Eclipse

Here is a little introductory video about the Oct 23 partial solar eclipse and information about solar viewing glasses. The solar eclipse glasses are shown being used by solar eclipse observers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses Oct 23, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Shades® brand of Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses will be needed by all October 23, 2014 for the partial solar eclipse over Midwestern USA and Central Canada before and during sunset.
The Western USA will see the partial solar eclipse late afternoon in its entirety..