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  • Make your own solar eclipse at Sweet Frog

    Make your own solar eclipse at Sweet Frog

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:34:51 GMT
    Source: Sweet Frog Carytown on FacebookSource: Sweet Frog Carytown on Facebook
    On Monday, Aug. 21, Sweet Frog is teaming up with teachers to host Solar Eclipse viewing parties. Guests can stop by to "create their own eclipse by slowly topping yellow cake batter frozen yogurt with chocolate syrup." Customers are encouraged to bring their own solar glasses, however, teachers and store managers will be available to help customers view the eclipse with homemade pinhole cameras, which are made with card stock, aluminum foil, tape, and a paper clip. Teache...More >>
    On Monday, Aug. 21, Sweet Frog is teaming up with teachers to host Solar Eclipse viewing parties. Guests can stop by to "create their own eclipse by slowly topping yellow cake batter frozen yogurt with chocolate syrup." Customers are encouraged to bring their own solar glasses, however, teachers and store managers will be available to help customers view the eclipse with homemade pinhole cameras, which are made with card stock, aluminum foil, tape, and a paper clip. Teache...More >>
  • Where to find solar eclipse glasses

    Where to find solar eclipse glasses

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:00:15 GMT
    Solar eclipse glasses (Source: SolarEclipseGirls.com)Solar eclipse glasses (Source: SolarEclipseGirls.com)

    Some stores are selling ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses/handheld viewers for the eclipse. 

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    Some stores are selling ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses/handheld viewers for the eclipse. 

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  • South Georgia man damaged retina looking at 1972 eclipse

    South Georgia man damaged retina looking at 1972 eclipse

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:43:30 GMT
    Fred Karst (Source: WTOC)Fred Karst (Source: WTOC)

    We're just days away from the solar eclipse and if you want to watch, you need to protect your eyes.

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    We're just days away from the solar eclipse and if you want to watch, you need to protect your eyes.

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  • Solar eclipse viewing party happening on Browns Island

    Solar eclipse viewing party happening on Browns Island

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-08-11 14:07:10 GMT
    (Source: Pixbay.com)(Source: Pixbay.com)

    The solar eclipse is less than two weeks away, happening on Monday, Aug. 21, and some local organizations are teaming up to make your experience a memorable one.

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    The solar eclipse is less than two weeks away, happening on Monday, Aug. 21, and some local organizations are teaming up to make your experience a memorable one.

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  • Sun to be covered about 85 percent in Richmond during eclipse

    Sun to be covered about 85 percent in Richmond during eclipse

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-08-11 14:06:49 GMT
    (Source: Pixbay.com)(Source: Pixbay.com)

    A total eclipse of the sun across the United States is in just two weeks, but in Richmond, we're not going to get the super dark shadow.

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    A total eclipse of the sun across the United States is in just two weeks, but in Richmond, we're not going to get the super dark shadow.

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  • Traffic, road safety will be big issues during eclipse on Aug. 21

    Traffic, road safety will be big issues during eclipse on Aug. 21

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:07:37 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    During a phenomenon like a solar eclipse, getting from point A to point B can become very dangerous.

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    During a phenomenon like a solar eclipse, getting from point A to point B can become very dangerous.

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  • "Great American Eclipse" astronomical alignment could affect the ocean

    "Great American Eclipse" astronomical alignment could affect the ocean

    Friday, August 4 2017 5:21 AM EDT2017-08-04 09:21:32 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - On Monday August 21st, all eyes will be on the sky as the Great American Solar Eclipse passes overhead. This astronomical event could possibly impact our oceans as well. The astronomical alignment of the sun, moon and earth means the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon will all be acting together to force the tides to be at their largest range, known as "Spring Tides." This means the high tides will be at their highest and the l...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - On Monday August 21st, all eyes will be on the sky as the Great American Solar Eclipse passes overhead. This astronomical event could possibly impact our oceans as well. The astronomical alignment of the sun, moon and earth means the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon will all be acting together to force the tides to be at their largest range, known as "Spring Tides." This means the high tides will be at their highest and the l...More >>
  • Three Richmond sisters sell solar eclipse glasses for good cause

    Three Richmond sisters sell solar eclipse glasses for good cause

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:39:19 GMT
    Solar eclipse glasses (Source: SolarEclipseGirls.com)Solar eclipse glasses (Source: SolarEclipseGirls.com)

    Many people cannot wait to see the solar eclipse across America on Aug. 21.

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    Many people cannot wait to see the solar eclipse across America on Aug. 21.

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  • ECLIPSE: How to safely watch and photograph the Great American Eclipse

    ECLIPSE: How to safely watch and photograph the Great American Eclipse

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:39:53 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    We are in Eclipse overdrive and if you are excited to see it first hand, there are a few safety tips you need to know.  The most important piece of viewing information is that the ONLY time it's okay to look directly at the sun is when the eclipse is in totality and if you're in the path of totality. 

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    We are in Eclipse overdrive and if you are excited to see it first hand, there are a few safety tips you need to know.  The most important piece of viewing information is that the ONLY time it's okay to look directly at the sun is when the eclipse is in totality and if you're in the path of totality. 

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  • The Great American Solar Eclipse could have minor impacts on solar power usage

    The Great American Solar Eclipse could have minor impacts on solar power usage

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-08-11 08:56:22 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The "Great American Eclipse" will almost completely shut out the sun. This could affect hundreds of homes across our area that rely on the sun for power. While millions with glasses look up at the sky to safely watch the eclipse, solar specialist Tom Ferraro will be keeping his eye on his customers’ solar power meters. "When it comes across South Carolina, it's kinda equivalent to a Thunderstorm. So what's going to happen is...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The "Great American Eclipse" will almost completely shut out the sun. This could affect hundreds of homes across our area that rely on the sun for power. While millions with glasses look up at the sky to safely watch the eclipse, solar specialist Tom Ferraro will be keeping his eye on his customers’ solar power meters. "When it comes across South Carolina, it's kinda equivalent to a Thunderstorm. So what's going to happen is...More >>
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