What you need to know for the 'All American Total Solar Eclipse'

Then on August 21, the eclipse itself can be viewed at the Science Center.

"That's very unsafe", Mike Hennessy tells FOX.

"Such warnings are outdated and do not apply to eclipse viewers compliant with the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard, which was adopted in 2015".

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon, while orbiting earth, comes between the earth and sun and blocks the view of the sun. Turner, which oversaw construction of the Science Building and the renovation of other buildings along the MTSU Science Corridor of Innovation, donated 50,000 pairs of eclipse glasses to students in the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County school systems.

Dr. Paul Herrell, ophthalmologist of Ophthalmology Associates of Western Kentucky, handed out eclipse glasses to his customers before he ran out, and now he is also giving away brochures from NASA that explain safe viewing tips.

Use a cereal box to get a photo of the eclipse's reflection.

Make sure to check your glasses for pinholes or scratches by holding them up to the light.

Cut out a hole that you can view through, so you're not viewing through the pin, but, rather through this larger hole.

"The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or handheld solar viewers", AAS writes on its eye safety website. This image was taken during a 2002 total solar eclipse.

"It will look like a bite being taken out of the sun if you have the right way to watch it", said Kay Kriewald, outreach specialist with the University of Wisconsin Space Place.

Or, how about a colander?

"For me, the solar eclipses I've seen have been the most profoundly moving experiences I've ever had", Slooh Chief Astronomer, Paul Cox, said. However, the path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's corona, can only be seen along a band that stretches from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, and includes Nashville, Murfreesboro and other Middle Tennessee communities.

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