Was discussing eye protection WRT lasers in the electro optical lab at work and explaining to a new hire that it depends on the wavelength. Somehow, we got off topic and started talking about eye protection needed to observe the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. (I’m sure it was my fault).
Most U.S. residents have never seen a total solar eclipse. It may be the single most spectacular, though brief, event of your lives. Simply breath taking. The eclipse will be visible coast to coast in a narrow band from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s definitely worth traveling to see it. I already have reservations at a campground in South Carolina. Plan for at least a day before and after. The interstates will be parking lots.