Experts warn residents to take caution when watching eclipse

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Experts at the Cradle of Aviation Museum are advising residents to take caution during the eclipse on Monday afternoon.

While Long Island is not in the path of totality of the eclipse - residents will be able to see about 70 percent or a partial eclipse – they say safety is key when watching or photographing an eclipse.

Experts say safety glasses and special filters for cameras are a must.  They say if you don’t use these items, one can seriously damage their eyes when looking at an eclipse.

"It is very tempting to look at the sun on Monday, and you should never look at the sun, so we have a couple of different ways for people to safely observe the eclipse and protect their eyes,” says Kerri Kiker, of the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Since finding eclipse glasses is getting harder on Long Island as the eclipse draws nearer, the museum is showing residents how to make a pinhole eclipse viewer from basic household items.

They also advise residents to beware of counterfeit glasses.

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