eclipse of the sun tomorrow to be visible across nation - metallized plastic film
John Noble Wilford
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On Friday afternoon, when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and briefly turns the sun into a thin new moon, partial eclipse of the sun can be seen in most parts of the United States.
In the metropolitan area of New York, the eclipse will begin at 2: 01. M.
End at 4: 28. M.
Said Hayden Planetarium.
At 3: 17 at most. M.
The moon will cover 70% of the Sun's plate.
Total solar eclipse will only occur in a narrow stretch of the Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland.
In the United States, the further the distance to the west, the sun will not be eclipsed.
In most parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona, the eclipse is not visible at all.
Although total solar eclipse is rare in any particular place, there are two to five solar eclipses on Earth every year.
Astronomers remind people not to watch a solar eclipse without proper eye protection.
In particular, they warn against looking directly at it through a telescope or telescope, which greatly enhances the ability of the sun to blind.
They recommend using No.
Rectangular welder glass or metal plastic film specially made for solar astronomers.
One of the safest ways to observe a solar eclipse is to use a "small hole camera" made of a piece of cardboard with a small hole in the middle.
If you put a blank sheet of paper under the hole, the image of the sun will be projected onto it.
If weather permits, the Hayden Planetarium will set up eclipse observation instruments in front of the institution on 81 th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
The planetarium staff can answer 2 P questions. M. to 4:30 P. M.
A version of the article appears in print on October 2, 1986, and on the B00007 page of the national edition, the title is: Tomorrow's solar eclipse will be visible nationwide.