Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety

August 10, 2017

 

 

Fun as it may be, however, there are some precautions to take, as staring directly at the eclipse is damaging to the eyes. For safety-sake, free viewing glasses will be available at local businesses and area sponsors, and grabbing a few pairs is highly recommended. 

 

• Cover your eyes with eclipse glasses or a solar filtering viewer before looking at the sun and keep your eyewear in place until you have turned away from the sun.

 

• Do not look at the ether the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without a filtered optical device or through an unfiltered camera, telescope, or binoculars. 

 

• Only at the point of full totality when the moon has completely covered the sun is it safe to look at the sun without protective eyewear.

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