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Old 08-03-2017, 10:01 AM
Location: Raleigh
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One of the biggest happenings of recent astronomical events is coming up on August 21st when the Moon moves in front of the Sun and the shadow sweeps across the United States. There are warnings that you should not look directly at the Sun before and after totality or you may have permanent damage to your eyes. Electronic devices are also subject to damage. If you point yours directly at the Sun you may focus the power on a spot of your sensor. Could the energy burn out the sensor or even start a fire inside your phone? I'm thinking Tuesday there will be a rush to repair millions of cell phones.
"Be careful out there, kiddies"
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