The 2017 Solar Eclipse
Where will you be on Monday, August 21, 2017? If you’re like millions of others, you’ll be waiting in breathless anticipation to witness one of the most awe-inspiring events our Solar System has to offer, a Total Eclipse of the Sun!
The continental United States has not hosted a total solar eclipse since 1991, and this one’s a doozy! An eclipsed Sun will rise over the great state of Oregon at dawn on August 21, and then cut across another ten states in a southeasterly path until it dips its toe in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of South Carolina just after 2:45 p.m. EDT. Millions of people live along the Path of Totality, and will need do nothing more than don a pair of eclipse glasses and step outside to witness the event, but millions more will converge on locations along that magical path, making the great American Eclipse of 2017 one of the most observed visual interactions between the Sun and Moon in history.
Witnessing a total eclipse of the Sun is a visceral experience that will never be forgotten, but it is difficult to explain to those who have not had the pleasure of experiencing this awe-inspiring natural phenomena for themselves. You may have seen stunning photographs of a total solar eclipse, but while eclipse images may be stimulating and educational, they do not remotely prepare you for the drama and grandeur of real life. This is true for many of life’s most memorable experiences, but it is especially true for an event that literally transforms the sky, affects the behavior of birds and other creatures, and changes the temperature… all in the course of about five minutes.
Look for our “Sun Safe” logo to protect your eyes
Don’t let you, your family, or your friends be left in the dark on August 21st 2017. View the Eclipse safely with our SUNsafe products with filters that are “CE” certified and filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. These premium filters create a sharper orange colored image of the sun.
The Lunt 8×32 White Light Sunoculars
With this pocket sized instrument you can view and safely study Eclipses, Planetary Transits, and Sun Spot activity/magnetic storms. Compact, Lunt SUNoculars have a front mounted fully dense white light glass filters making Solar observation 100% safe.
These front filters are precision polished to ensure the highest level of viewing quality. The light of the Sun is reduced to a comfortable 1×10-5 transmission and all ultra-violet and infrared components are completely and safely blocked.
The Lunt 6×30 White Light Minisunoculars
Truly a pocket sized instrument that you can use to view and safely observe all partial phases of a Solar Eclipse. Ultra-compact, Lunt SUNoculars-mini have front mounted filters making Solar observation 100% safe.
These front filters are manufactured from CE certified film to ensure the highest level of viewing quality. The light of the Sun is reduced to a comfortable 1×10-5% transmission and all ultra-violet and infrared components are completely and safely blocked. The Sun will appear as a pleasant orange color.
Lunt Solar Eclipse Glasses
Eclipse glasses will be in very high demand prior to the USA total Solar Eclipse. Our Eclipse Glasses are absolutely safe for direct viewing of the sun and solar eclipses. The lenses are made of an exclusive scratch resistant optical density 5, “Black Polymer” material.
These shades are “CE” certified which meets the transmission requirements of scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992. Eclipse Shades filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. These premium filters create a sharper orange colored image of the sun.
2017 Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast: Exclusive path of totality coverage across multiple platforms
Lunt Solar Systems is very excited to announce that we have been subcontracted by NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center to team with NASA Edge for the Live broadcast of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse from Carbondale, Southern Illinois. The event is open to the public and will be broadcast locally in the stadium and live via the web.
Lunt will be providing a Solar Lab that will house a 20” Heliostat feeding Sunlight to 3 @ 230mm Lunt Solar Telescopes fitted for Hydrogen-alpha, Calcium-k, and White Light. The images will be captured using RED monochrome cameras, processed in real time and broadcast live in 4k.
For four hours surrounding the eclipse, NASA will host an Eclipse Megacast providing unique broadcast coverage across multiple phenomenon programming, and allow NASA to interact with the scientists and member of the public across the country as they watch and study the eclipse. The Megacast will be picked up by NASA TV as well as many other local and national TV stations. In all, hundreds of millions, world wide, will be able to experience and learn about the eclipse through NASA programming.
If you want signs and wonders, NASA EDGE has you covered with a preview of the most significant astronomical event in years: the Total Solar Eclipse 2017. Viewable by most of the United States for the first time in decades, this event can’t be missed, and NASA EDGE provides a perfect guide to plan your own observation. We have NASA Senior Research Scientist Eric Christian, Mr. Eclipse Fred Espenak, STEM Program Manager for the Girl Scouts of Illinois Emily Stanley, Citizen CATE Experiment Director Matt Penn, and finally Southern Illinois University Eclipse Committee Co-Chair Bob Baer who is planning events close to the Path of Totality. Plus, the NASA EDGE team gives a Sith free look at safe solar eclipse viewing practices just for tuning into the show.