NUMBER FOUR ALABAMA WITH THE TIP OFF JUST BEFORE NINE FIVE. ON YOUR HEALTH EXPERIENCING THAT SOLAR ECLIPSE THIS MONDAY WITH OUT DAMAGING YOUR EYES HERE WITH ADVICE IS DOCTOR ELIZABETH RAWSON, A RETINA SPECIALIST AT MASS EYE AND EAR DOCTOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. THANKS FOR HAVING ME. IT WILL NOT BE A TOTAL ECLIPSE AROUND HERE, BUT PRETTY CLOSE. SHOULD YOU MAKE A PLAN. IF YOU WANT TO WATCH IT? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. SO I MEAN IT’S IT’S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE THING IS, IS THAT CAN REALLY DAMAGE THE BACK OF YOUR EYE. SO EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT A TOTAL ECLIPSE, IT’S STILL JUST AS STRONG. AND YOU SHOULD WEAR PROPER PROTECTION. THERE’S SPECIAL ISO APPROVED GLASSES THAT YOU CAN WEAR, AND YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE WEARING THEM. IF YOU’RE GOING TO WATCH THE ECLIPSE, IS IT SAFE FOR KIDS TO WATCH THE ECLIPSE? YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT EYES AND DO THEY NEED DIFFERENT GLASSES? YEAH. SO THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION THERE. THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE DIFFERENT EYES, BUT IT’S HARD TO KEEP GLASSES ON KIDS. AND SO MY SUGGESTION IS THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO WATCH WITH A KID, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, KEEP THE GLASSES ON. IF YOU HAVE HAVE A VERY SMALL CHILD. WHO’S REALLY JUST GOING TO BE TAKING THE GLASSES OFF AND NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS, I WOULD SAY KEEP THEM AT HOME AND SAVE IT FOR ANOTHER TIME. WELL, LET’S SAY MAYBE. YOU FORGOT YOUR GLASSES. HOW LONG IS TOO LONG TO LOOK AT THE SUN? EVEN WHEN THE MOON IS MOSTLY BLOCKING THE RAYS, THERE REALLY IS NO SAFE AMOUNT OF TIME. YOU KNOW THE SUN, WHAT IT CAN DO EVEN FOR A REALLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. IT CAN BURN A HOLE IN THE BACK OF YOUR EYE. THE RETINA IS REALLY SENSITIVE TO LIGHT, SO SO THERE IS NO SAFE AMOUNT OF TIME. IF. YOU DON’T HAVE THOSE GLASSES ON, THEN I WOULD SAY JUST WATCH A VIDEO OF IT OR USE A SPECIAL PINHOLE. BOX AND YOU CAN LOOK UP ON THE INTERNET HOW TO MAKE THAT WHERE YOU DON’T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. WE CERTAINLY WILL HAVE PLENTY OF COVERAGE HERE ON CHANNEL FIVE. I GUESS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A QUESTION TO YOU THINK THAT THE MOON IS GOING TO BE BLOCKING THE SUN. WHAT EXACTLY IS IT ABOUT THE RAYS THAT ARE GETTING THROUGH? LIKE WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW IT DAMAGES YOUR EYE? IT’S A GREAT QUESTION. SO REALLY, ANY STARING AT THE SUN CAN HURT YOUR EYES. NOT JUST AN ECLIPSE. IT’S JUST THAT WITH AN ECLIPSE, WE TEND TO LOOK AT IT MORE AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE RETINA IN THE BACK OF YOUR EYE IS REALLY SENSITIVE TO LIGHT, AND THE VISION SENSING CELLS BACK THERE CAN BE BURNED BY THE LIGHT. AND BASICALLY. LEAVE A HOLE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF YOUR VISION. THAT CANNOT BE GOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WARNING, DOCTOR ELIZABETH ROSEN, A RETINA SPECIALIST AT MASS EYE AND EAR, ENJOY THE ECLIPSE

Huge crowds await a complete photo voltaic eclipse in North America. Clouds could spoil the view

Millions of spectators alongside a slender hall stretching from Mexico to the U.S. to Canada eagerly awaited Monday’s celestial sensation — a complete eclipse of the solar — whilst forecasters known as for clouds.The finest climate was anticipated on the tail finish of the eclipse in Vermont and Maine, in addition to New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Video above: Retina physician on risks of eclipse instantlyIt promised to be North America’s greatest eclipse crowd ever, due to the densely populated path and the lure of greater than 4 minutes of noon darkness in Texas and different alternative spots. Almost everybody in North America was assured a minimum of a partial eclipse, climate allowing.”Cloud cowl is without doubt one of the trickier issues to forecast,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alexa Maines defined at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center on Sunday. “At the very least, it will not snow.”The cliff-hanging uncertainty added to the drama. Rain or shine, “it is nearly sharing the expertise with different individuals,” mentioned Chris Lomas from Gotham, England, who was staying at a sold-out trailer resort outdoors Dallas, the largest metropolis in totality’s path.For Monday’s full eclipse, the moon was because of slip proper in entrance of the solar, fully blocking it. The ensuing twilight, with solely the solar’s outer ambiance or corona seen, could be lengthy sufficient for birds and different animals to fall silent, and for planets, stars and possibly even a comet to come out.The out-of-sync darkness lasts as much as 4 minutes, 28 seconds. That’s nearly twice so long as it was through the U.S. coast-to-coast eclipse seven years in the past as a result of the moon is nearer to Earth. It will probably be one other 21 years earlier than the U.S. sees one other complete photo voltaic eclipse on this scale.Extending 5 hours from the primary chew out of the solar to the final, Monday’s eclipse begins within the Pacific and makes landfall at Mazatlan, Mexico, earlier than shifting into Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and 12 different U.S. states within the Midwest, Middle Atlantic and New England, after which Canada. Last cease: Newfoundland, with the eclipse ending within the North Atlantic.It will take simply 1 hour, 40 minutes for the moon’s shadow to race greater than 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) throughout the continent.Eye safety is required with correct eclipse glasses and filters to have a look at the solar, besides when it geese utterly out of sight throughout an eclipse.The path of totality — roughly 115 miles (185 kilometers) extensive — encompasses a number of main cities this time, together with Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York and Montreal. An estimated 44 million individuals stay inside the observe, with a pair hundred million extra inside 200 miles (320 kilometers). Add in all of the eclipse chasers, novice astronomers, scientists and simply plain curious, and it is no surprise the lodges and flights are bought out and the roads jammed.Experts from NASA and scores of universities are posted alongside the route, poised to launch analysis rockets and climate balloons, and conduct experiments. The International Space Station’s seven astronauts additionally will probably be looking out, 270 miles (435 kilometers) up.The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives help from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

Millions of spectators alongside a slender hall stretching from Mexico to the U.S. to Canada eagerly awaited Monday’s celestial sensation — a complete eclipse of the solar — whilst forecasters called for clouds.

The best weather was anticipated on the tail finish of the eclipse in Vermont and Maine, in addition to New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Video above: Retina physician on risks of eclipse instantly

It promised to be North America’s biggest eclipse crowd ever, due to the densely populated path and the lure of greater than 4 minutes of noon darkness in Texas and different alternative spots. Almost everybody in North America was assured a minimum of a partial eclipse, climate allowing.

“Cloud cowl is without doubt one of the trickier issues to forecast,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alexa Maines defined at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center on Sunday. “At the very least, it will not snow.”

The cliff-hanging uncertainty added to the drama. Rain or shine, “it is nearly sharing the expertise with different individuals,” mentioned Chris Lomas from Gotham, England, who was staying at a sold-out trailer resort outdoors Dallas, the largest metropolis in totality’s path.

For Monday’s full eclipse, the moon was because of slip proper in entrance of the solar, fully blocking it. The ensuing twilight, with solely the solar’s outer ambiance or corona seen, could be lengthy sufficient for birds and different animals to fall silent, and for planets, stars and possibly even a comet to come out.

The out-of-sync darkness lasts as much as 4 minutes, 28 seconds. That’s nearly twice so long as it was through the U.S. coast-to-coast eclipse seven years in the past as a result of the moon is nearer to Earth. It will probably be one other 21 years earlier than the U.S. sees one other complete photo voltaic eclipse on this scale.

Extending 5 hours from the primary chew out of the solar to the final, Monday’s eclipse begins within the Pacific and makes landfall at Mazatlan, Mexico, earlier than shifting into Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and 12 different U.S. states within the Midwest, Middle Atlantic and New England, after which Canada. Last cease: Newfoundland, with the eclipse ending within the North Atlantic.

It will take simply 1 hour, 40 minutes for the moon’s shadow to race greater than 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) throughout the continent.

Eye protection is required with correct eclipse glasses and filters to have a look at the solar, besides when it geese utterly out of sight throughout an eclipse.

The path of totality — roughly 115 miles (185 kilometers) extensive — encompasses a number of main cities this time, together with Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York and Montreal. An estimated 44 million individuals stay inside the observe, with a pair hundred million extra inside 200 miles (320 kilometers). Add in all of the eclipse chasers, novice astronomers, scientists and simply plain curious, and it is no surprise the lodges and flights are bought out and the roads jammed.

Experts from NASA and scores of universities are posted alongside the route, poised to launch analysis rockets and climate balloons, and conduct experiments. The International Space Station’s seven astronauts additionally will probably be looking out, 270 miles (435 kilometers) up.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives help from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.