Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday 21st August 2017...a special day for history making!!!!

In Mexico you will see the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

There will be a total solar eclipse in August 2017
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On August 21 there will be a total solar eclipse and will be partially visible in Mexico and northern South America.
The eclipse can be seen totally in the United States, is the first of its kind to be recorded in this country in the last 70 years. Although in 1972 there was one that could be seen in Canada and in 1991 another that could be seen from Baja California Sur, in the United States it had not been possible to appreciate one of total way.
In Mexico we can appreciate it in a partial way. It will not be until 2024 that Mexico can see a total eclipse of the sun (although it will only be seen in all its splendor in the north of the country).
The eclipse of August 21, 2017 will produce a small "night" of almost three minutes, will last 2:41 at its peak, which will be in the state of Illinois. Although the maximum night will be in Carbondale (Illinois), the entire American Midwest will have a lapse of darkness.
In Mexico, the eclipse can be seen in all the states of the republic, only with different degrees of partiality.
50% -70%: Baja California, Sonora, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Nuevo León.
25% -50%: Tamaulipas, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Zacatecas, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Mexico City, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo.
5% -25%: Colima, Morelia, Guerrero, Oaxaca.
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Remember that it is dangerous to look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, to appreciate it is recommended to use special lenses.
You should never try to see an eclipse with binoculars, telescopes, any type of glasses, sunglasses, smoked glass, polarized filters or exposed color films. None of these instruments will adequately protect your eyes.
Although you can see the eclipse with these instruments (because they block the spectrum of visible light), nothing will help you block the invisible light that is causing damage to your eyes.
In order to use your telescope, camera or binoculars you will have to use a special sunscreen (they have to be of the exact make and model of your instruments because if the filter does not fit or if used improperly there may be permanent damage to your eyes).

Yashi Kochi!!!

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