A spectacular celestial event is set to descend on the planet earth Monday afternoon, and geeks everywhere are gearing up to see it.
At some point tomorrow, the moon will pass directly between the earth, and the sun, commencing one of the more rare convergences the universe has to offer.
While this historical event is certainly exciting, but there is much danger in watching the eclipse with the proper precaution, or equipment.
At the end of the day, you are still looking directly into the sun, and the risk is incredibly dangerous.
During a full eclipse, the restrained rays of the sun can still burn the retina of the eye causing permanent damage, even blindness.
Eclipse watchers have been encouraged to attend viewing locations that will distribute sunglasses that are specifically retrofitted to handle direct sun light.
Tastie Fish wishes to remind everyone that run of the mill sun glasses are not fool proof, please be sure to obtain the proper equipment before viewing the eclipse, and try to avoid creating the proper equipment yourself.
Here is a list of locations in Connecticut that willhost safe viewing parties, evidently these locations will also distribute “eclipse watcher” glasses
From the New Haven Register
Connecticut Science Center – 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• White Memorial Conservation Center – 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, 1 to 3 p.m.
• Stepping Stones Museum for Children – 303 West Ave., Norwalk, 1 to 5 p.m.
• Ballard Park – 485 Main St., Ridgefield, 1 to 4 p.m.
• Westport Astronomical Society – 182 Bayberry Lane, Westport, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.
• The Children’s Museum – 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford , 1:20 to 4 p.m.
• John J. McCarthy Observation – 388 Danbury Road, New Milford, 1 to 4 p.m.
• Van Vleck Observatory at Wesleyan University – 96 Foss Hill, Middletown, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
We ask all of our readers to send in pictures of the eclipse!
Please be safe!