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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1991 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19705.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1991 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19705

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1991 - Student Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 1, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19705.

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Title Houstonian 1991
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Student Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Hey, It's Only a Solar Eclipse Don't break out those cheap sunglasses just yet. Although the world would experience the longest solar eclipse for the next 141 years, experts advised the curious not to look directly at the event. The eclipse would bring five minutes of total darkness to regions stretching from the big island of Hawaii through central Mexico. Viewers in Texas were exposed to a partial solar eclipse which occurred at approximately 2:18 p.m. on July 11, 1991. If weather conditions permitted, individuals in the Texas region will see 60 percent of the solar eclipse. Unfortuately, due to the chance of cloudy weather conditions, Hous- tonians might see even less of the solar phenomenon. Lawrance Pinksy, UH physics professor, said that coverage in Houston may reduce the awareness of the eclipse. "It may only seen like another hazy day in Houston," he said. A solar eclipse takes place when the moon crosses in front of the sun's face. The sun, the earth and the moon must be in perfect alignment so that the moon's shadow falls on a section of the earth. Because the weather may appear ... the world would experience the longest solar eclipse for the next 141 years. 99 there might by a temptation to look into the sky. Pinksy and other astronomy organizations around town emphasized the hazards of looking directly at the sun during the eclipse. A representative of the Houston branch of the Texas Society to Pre vent Blindness said, "people mis- takely assume that they can watch an eclipse-unaware that invisible rays from the sun can painlessly burn the retinas in their eyes." The burns to the eyes are known as solar retinopathy or retinal scarring, and they can cause permanent, irreversible damage. According tot he society, "sunglasses, exposed film, welder's goggle's and photographic filters are not suitable for protection and should not be used for direct view- ing." The society suggest individuals shuold seek safe viewing tips from professionals. The Houston Museum of Natural Science offered several activities. Trained museums staff members presented a live video of the eclipse projected form the roof of the Burke Baker Planeterium.Margaret Huser Students were able to view the eclipse around 12:59 p.m. The eclipse reached maximum coverage around 2:18 p.m. The solar event lasted until 3:32 p.m.Photo by Tony Bullard. Solar Eclipse 31