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Astrophysicist: Put down your smartphones during eclipse

Astrophysicist: Put down your smartphones during eclipse
Posted at 7:17 AM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 07:44:14-04

An astrophysicist has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself.  

Neil deGrasse Tyson told an audience at New York's American Museum of Natural History to "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically."

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And if you can't get ahold of special glasses to see it safely, then try holding a spaghetti strainer to the ground and looking at the images it creates below, like a pinhole camera.

August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cut a coast-to-coast path across the United States.