Solar eclipse safe viewing tips

If you’re planning to watch the August 21 total solar eclipse (and we hope you are!) take a minute to watch this video on how to watch safely.

It is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun, or use an alternate indirect method. This also applies during a total eclipse up until the time when the sun is completely and totally blocked.

Total eclipse of sun: August 21, 2017

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Bottom line: Safety tips for watching the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Purchase solar eclipse viewing glasses here. Supplies extremely limited!

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Eleanor Imster