There Won’t Be a Power Shortage During the Eclipse in August 2017
During the American eclipse of 2017, you will be able to closely observe this spectacular event from coast-to-coast and along a 70-mile corridor, but whatever happens, you don’t need to worry about a shortage of electricity.
However, you should be worried about safely viewing the event, because staring directly into the sun can be harmful to your eyes. These dangers can be avoided by ensuring everyone has the right glasses for eclipse viewing.
What about Solar Power?
When you are strategically placed at one of the best observation points across the USA, to observe the American eclipse, the Moon will block the sun totally, for a period of between one and three minutes.
By using your glasses for eclipse viewing, your eyes will be protected from the dangers of the UV rays. For those worried about a shortage of electricity supply, the short period may prevent the sun’s light from reaching solar panels, but barely affect the total power gathered during that day.
What you can be sure of is the need to wear protective equipment to be able to observe the solar eclipse during 2017. Glasses for eclipse viewing are an essential part of the package that you will require to manage the event for you and your family and friends.
We will be pleased to make suggestions and offer you help in selecting the best eclipse glasses for you and your family and friends.
- Jason Lewin