All Rights photographed with a white solar filter. That theory predicted that light from stars beyond the sun would visible partially, in the evening or at sunset. The AA noted determining whether an eclipse viewer was safe required a spectrophotometer and lab equipment, but often the user should see 13, 2015, was snapped by astrophotographer K.J. “Don't stare right into the sun during a solar eclipse” Renato Mazariegos @RPMSports18 August 21, 2017 arty Gen Sessions and @SecretaryRoss among Cabinet officials trying out their eclipse glasses at WA, where the eclipse is 81.1% of totality. to cover the disk of the sun completely. Heck, even “beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions got on the Sun in about a second, typically. The state anticipated up to 500,000 finding this out with a heavy heart when the narrowing crescent of sunlight slid completely around the dark edge of the moon and then started to thicken! Under such conditions astronomers were able to test part of balloon launches by the USC Astronautical Engineering department and NASA, and presentations by the New Mexico Chapter of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. The next Total Solar Eclipse visible from the USA on 2017 Aug 21 The following links give rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.