On 21 August 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse stretching the breadth of the United States. There’s quite a bit of “doom and gloom” talk out there, a lot of it is baloney. What is very real is the danger from incorrectly observing the eclipse.
The video is all about how to watch the eclipse safely. I’ve been lucky enough to see a few solar eclipses both partial and total varieties and it is a fantastic experience and quite safe when done correctly.
You will not have to sit in your house with all the curtain’s drawn for the duration of the event for safety’s sake — and YES, that’s a real thing I know someone who does this!
An update on my Perseid watching; it was a bust, clouds.