The Solar Eclipse is Coming and Culver City will see part of the Show
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months, you should be aware by now that a solar eclipse is coming our way. It’s coming next Monday, in fact, on August 21, and it will be the first total solar eclipse any part of the United States has experienced since 1979. Though Culver City won’t experience a total blackout, the partial eclipse that will be visible from Southern California will still be impressive.
An eclipse happens whenever the moon passes between the earth and the sun, and blocks either all or part of the sun’s body. Whether an eclipse is total or partial depends on the path of the sun, the moon, and where you are standing on the earth. Some areas may experience a total eclipse while people in a different spot on the earth won’t experience an eclipse at all.
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, is excited to note that people living or visiting the Culver City Real Estate area will experience a 50-60% partial eclipse. This will mean that the moon will cover around half of the sun as it passes by. To more clearly see what to expect, check out http://time.com/4882923/total-solar-eclipse-map-places-view/.
A total solar eclipse will only be visible for those located in a narrow 70-mile wide swatch that runs diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina. For those people in that thin strip, the moon will block the entire sun.
For those planning on watching the solar eclipse, eye safety is very a serious issue.
Permanent eye damage can occur in a few seconds, and might not be noticeable until the following morning, when hazy and fuzzy sight heralds a problem. Per NASA’s orders, never look at the sun directly, and don’t trust just any pair of eclipse glasses either. There is a very small exception to this rule during the “total” part of a total eclipse, but that will not apply to the Culver City area.
Those with children must be especially vigilant. Children are more apt to chance a peek without safety glasses, and are not as good at shielding their eyes from peripheral light as adults typically are.
To view the eclipse safely, only use NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses. Such glasses must be ISO 12312-2 compliant—and there are a lot of fakes out there right not. Do not chance using any glasses that you aren’t completely sure about. Many welding masks do not have glass that is rated for solar exposure and are not safe to use either. If using a welding shield as a solar viewer, make sure that the glass is rated 12-14.
The solar eclipse will be visible in Culver City from around 9-11:45 a.m. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, hopes that everyone enjoys this relatively unique experience coming on Monday and that they are able to enjoy it safely!