More About How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely

"During a partial or total solar eclipse, such as the one on April 8, 2024, looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase ("totality"), when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun’s bright face, which happens only within the narrow path of totality. At all other times, it is safe to look directly at the Sun only through special-purpose solar filters that comply with the transmittance requirements of the ISO 12312-2 international standard. To find out whether your home or any other location lies within the roughly 115-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse, see Xavier Jubier's Google Map Click for Details

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed, partially eclipsed, or annularly eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun; they transmit far more sunlight than is safe for our eyes."

To order your Solar Viewers, please visit the Suppliers of Safe Solar Filters & Viewers page for sources of solar viewers verified to be compliant with the transmittance requirements of the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard at Click for Details

This information was taken from the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Acrosss America website. To read the entire article titled How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely, please visit Click for Details

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December 6, 2023

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12/20/2023, 01/03/2024, 01/10/2024, 01/17/2024 and 11 other dates

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