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Imagine the surreal experience of seeing day light disappear and be replace by darkness in the middle of the day. This rare occurrence happens when the axe of the moon passes exactly in front of the sun and blocks the light. Here is everything you need to know: When? The sun will go dark at 10 am PST. Can I look at the eclipse without sunglasses? No, the sunlight is so powerful that it can burn your retina and leave you with a blind spot for the rest of your life. However, any damage to your eyes is easily preventable...

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Glacier, mountains, hilltops, oh my. As a climber, you know the type of mountain sunglasses you wear are imperative to your hike and sight. You need to be able to see when the sun is shining and reflecting off of your surroundings; being blinded somewhere out in the wilderness is never a good idea. That’s also not to mention that you want to be able to see the beautiful sights around you. So, take a blast to the past to see how far high altitude sunglasses have come today and what that means for you as you search for the...

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The level of danger encountered while exposed to solar radation varies in accordance with several interconnected geophysical factors.  More specifically, the level of solar radiation exposure will increase or decrease depending on the thickness of the ozone layer in the atmosphere (which acts as a natural filter), the season, and the angle of incidence of the sun's rays at that particular moment of the day. It should be noted that exposure to solar radiation is 25% higher at the autumn equinox than at the spring equinox when the ozone layer is thicker. The ozone layer varies in thickness depending on where you are in world, and therefore offers differing degrees of...

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Autour du Mont-Blanc, ce 21 juin dernier (journée la plus longue de l’année!), s’est déroulé le challenge Asics « Beat the sun ». L’Objectif? Parcourir, à travers trois pays (la France, l’Italie et la Suisse), 150 km en montagne, en avalant un dénivelé positif équivalent à la hauteur du Mont Everest (27 397 pieds). Le Challenge? Terminer le relai à l’intérieur de 15h41min (ce temps correspondant à la période d’ensoleillement). « Beat the sun » est une super aventure, permettant aux coureurs expérimentés et amateurs de se retrouver en équipe pour courir un relai. Cinq équipes prennent le départ, chacune composée de 6 coureurs (experts...

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brown lenses, green lenses, Julbo, Julbo Canada, lens colors, lens tints, pink lenses, red lenses, sports sunglasses, sunglass colors, Sunglass tints, what do the different tints on sunglasses do, what do the tints mean on sunglasses, yellow lenses -

Pink, brown, gold, oh my! Sunglasses come in a wide range of different colours, and they aren’t just for aesthetics. The colour of the lens actually plays a vital role in the overall visual comfort you receive when peering through them, as it filters the light differently. As such, the colour of the lens also dictates what type of situations and environments they perform best in.  So, while those brown lenses might look great, they may not be ideal for your intended use. It all comes down to the lens colour, and it’s time to figure out what each one...

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