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Eyewear for August 21 solar eclipse?

Discussion in 'The Cave' started by Doyourcycle, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    Curious what the word is about specialized eyewear for the eclipse?
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    None for me.
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  3. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    Why would NASA recommend only viewing with protective eyewear? What about kids?
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

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  5. michellehp

    michellehp New Member

    My kid's school sent home a permission slip today- do I consent to allowing my child to go outdoors on Monday to view the eclipse while wearing eye protection? If I fail to return the form or refuse to allow them, they will have to stay inside the computer lab and watch the whole event on the live stream. I got angry over this. So I need to give the school permission to go touch blades of grass? Do I give permission to school nurses for sun screen? How about he should need a permission slip for all the screen time (vs. lack of outside play) and wireless routers (vs social interaction) and emf (vs dopamine building lunches on picnic tables) and bring your own device program (instead of bring your own pencils) and computer test taking (vs paper) and graphic arts instead of paints? Grrr. I'm getting worked up.
  6. shiran

    shiran Curious

    My thoughts about the eclipse coming in 21-22 of august

    The word eclipse - eclipse, comes from the Greek "eucalypse"
    Which means leaving, liberating or abandoning.
    And that is precisely what is experienced in the eclipse, the desire to surrender, to release and to abandon
    The parts that limit us from expressing our greatest potential.
    Eclipse generally invites us to change / release in our lives,
    So we have the choice to surrender and act consciously in this internal process,
    Or was chosen to rebel and resist the energy that comes. No matter what is chosen, the change will be made.

    Wondering what are your thoughts?
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  7. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    Instead of battling the school maybe show your son how to slip into the background and slide his glasses down his nose and look--though I'm assuming it ought to be still be at an averted gaze?

    Everyone else should be looking up and your son should go unnoticed if he's in the back. Depends on his age as well to dodge staff....
  8. Mystic Rose60

    Mystic Rose60 Let the sun shine on you :))

    Or better yet, let him stay home Monday.
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  9. michellehp

    michellehp New Member

    He's 11 and quite intelligent and on the shorter side so he could be actually very covert should he choose to be. Lol. It's just the irony of the situation. His school has artificial turf for the playground.
    No nature for you! These kids are so sanitized and "protected" from everything.
  10. michellehp

    michellehp New Member

    that thought did cross my mind, however I am taking him out of school the following week to go to the beach for some important nature education. :)
  11. Unfortunatly I wont get a full eclipse where I live. I should look 10 degrees or so away from partial eclipse and not directly correct?
  12. ValerieBee

    ValerieBee Radical Mitochondriac

  13. shiran

    shiran Curious

    I would also use some advice? What should I do ? Just look at it ? Thanks
  14. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Here is the irony.........the paradigm says the sun is bad for you so block and now that it will be blocked tomorrow you better beware of that too because its bad for you................LOL Stupid is as stupid does.
  15. Mystic Rose60

    Mystic Rose60 Let the sun shine on you :))

    LOL! Mom showed me the front page of her USA newspaper yesterday and businesses are selling out of the "special" sunglasses for the eclipse. We had a good chuckle over that one Jack.
  16. Vervaina

    Vervaina New Member

    Was near the red zone in TN for the eclipse today. Still have a headache. About 15 before the sun was at full eclipse and it got dark, the contrast around us changed. It was really weird and the light was muted white light, it gave me a terrible headache and eye strain then went into a migraine and felt sick to my stomach. I wasn't even looking at the sun, it was just the ambient light. Went over to Dale Hallow Lake and got in and grounded. Felt better. Wished I had been in the lake for the event :)

    Got home and saw lots of people reporting headaches from the eclipse.

    Some "experts" are blaming it on being outside and getting more sun in our eyes than usual today. :) My guess was it was the white light causing the headaches.
  17. cinnamon

    cinnamon Gold

    There was only 73% obscuration here, but the quality of the light was very weird. It was kind of like twilight - but the angle of the rays was all wrong for that as the maximum occurred about an hour or so after solar noon here. It is hard to describe, but eerie, as the light was thinner than normal. :rolleyes::glasses:;)

    As it got darker, it made me feel sleepy! :)

    I noticed a bit of a headache afterward too @Vervaina but I seemed to be okay a couple of hours later.
  18. Benny Hammond

    Benny Hammond New Member

    I stared at it for 20 seconds with my naked eyes in Santa Monica. I couldn't see a damn thing for 20 seconds afterwards, then I played some of the best volleyball I have played this year. That was stimulus!
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  19. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Funny how nobody went blind...........without the glasses. Profits registered.
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    cap New Member

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