You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse

It would be too much to expect clear skies along the entire path of the eclipse across the continental US, but August is one of the sunniest months of the year for most of the country. Here are the things that people should look for when buying eclipse sunglasses for watching August 21 eclipse.

If you get a clear view of the eclipse, remember that there's a wrong way and several right ways to look at the sun.

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed Sun is with a pinhole projector.

The total path of totality of the eclipse on Aug 21, 2017, is 70 miles and it stretches from OR to SC.

NASA is reporting that unsafe, paper solar eclipse glasses are being distributed by unscrupulous companies.

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In the Winston-Salem area, according to, the eclipse will be visible starting about 1:12 p.m., reaching its maximum coverage at 2:41, and ending about 4:03. It is a total solar eclipse and it is mostly viewed in America a. The space agency also discouraged use of homemade filters.

In other words, people here in the Triad will need special glasses. "Most of the time during the two-plus-hour eclipse (and the whole time if you're outside the path of totality), you'll be watching the partial phases, during which filters are always required for looking directly at the sun".

NASA recommends using special-purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers for those who want to see the eclipse.

What is total solar eclipse: The total solar eclipse occurs when the disc of moon completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky.

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