Total Solar Eclipse

Richland Co. Eclipse Glasses Not NASA Approved

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for Richland County says they unknowingly distributed eclipse glasses that were not approved by NASA. The glasses have the county seal and logo and the reference number 12312-2. Richland County officials say they want people to feel confident about the safety of the glasses they wear for eclipse viewing and say if you have…

How Can Ham Radio Keep You Updated During the Total Eclipse?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- If you have ever been at crowded festival or party, you might have noticed the quality of your cell phone reception gets slower when more people are around. So imagine what could happen next week when a million visitors come to the Midlands to check out the eclipse. Thankfully, the state’s Emergency Management Division has plan to…

Baily’s Beads

If the skies are clear for the Eclipse this Monday, then we’ll be treated to Baily’s Beads. These are beads of sunlight that appear just before and just after the total eclipse. They appear on the very edge and are caused by sunlight slipping in between the mountains on the moon – creating beads of sunlight. The name comes from…