Dear Mail Art Friends, If any people here in North America are planning to view the eclipse of the sun on August 21st, please, please, please purchase ISO-approved filtering sunglasses to protect your retinas.
The only "safe" viewing with no protection is for about one minute during the Totality, and you would have to be within the 70-mile-wide diagonal path from Oregon to South Carolina, and know exactly when the moon will completely obscure the sun so that no part of the sun (except its corona) is visible. Otherwise you could sustain damage (burns) to your eyes. And we all need our vision to create wonderful art, right? I would be interested to hear about your experiences afterward. Safe viewing. Honi P.S. The NASA station plans to run live-stream TV coverage of this amazing event with views from satellites and space station.