|Posted on 8/21/2017 2:55:00 PM.|
At 1:26 p.m. today, hundreds of LSU students gathered on the campus’ parade grounds to watch the peak of the Great American Eclipse. The last time the majority of a solar eclipse was seen in the U.S. was in 1979. Sean Mahoney, a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering says he waited for hours in line to receive a pair of protective glasses.
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|Posted on 8/21/2017 4:23:00 AM.|
Millions of Americans are getting ready to watch today’s total solar eclipse. LSU astronomy professor Michael Cherry says this is the first time since 1979 a solar eclipse has been visible from the US. He says the total eclipse will be visible in a path about 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina.
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|Posted on 8/18/2017 2:30:00 PM.|
The first ever live broadcast of a solar eclipse from a high-altitude balloon will take place in Illinois by the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, a NASA based program of LSU students. Professor and Associate Chair of the LSU Physics and Astronomy Department Dr. Dana Browne says by hanging an HD video camera underneath a weather balloon, they will be able to see the shadow of the moon crossing over the earth’s surface.
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|Posted on 8/18/2017 2:34:00 AM.|
While many people are excited to view the solar eclipse on Monday morning, it’s important not to forget to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. LSU Health New Orleans retina specialist Maria Reinoso says to look at the eclipse with your eyes, make sure you wear glasses that are ISO 12312-2 certified because regular sunglasses aren’t enough.
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|Posted on 8/11/2017 4:22:00 AM.|
As Louisianans gear up to watch the upcoming solar eclipse, doctors remind the public to do so safely. On August 21, a total solar eclipse will pass over the country from Oregon to South Carolina. Executive Director of the Optometry Association of Louisiana Dr. James Sandifer says in Louisiana, only a partial eclipse will be visible, which is why it’s so important for viewers to protect their eyes.
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