Solar Eclipse 2024

Solar Eclipse glasses check  

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart cued up on the Beat Box   

The eagerly awaited solar eclipse is set to grace us on Monday, April 8th, marking a moment when our minuscule patch of the cosmos will synchronize to present a breathtaking spectacle.

We've been gearing up and prepping for this momentous event for awhile. Should kids go to school on this day, should they have Zoom school, or should the PA Day be rescheduled on this day? Well, the verdict is out; there will be a PA Day.

Is the solar eclipse harmful for eyes?

Without specialized glasses or viewers, there is a risk involved. Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, warns that despite the temptation to gaze upward, many are unaware of the potential harm that can result from staring directly at the sun without adequate protection.

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How to see the solar eclipse safely

According to experts, the sole safe method to observe the solar eclipse is by employing special glasses equipped with filters designed to obstruct sunlight from reaching your eyes.

Though the temptation to directly view the total eclipse, when the sun is entirely obscured by the moon, may arise, it remains unsafe. This is due to the brevity of the total eclipse, lasting only one to three minutes depending on your location. As the moon shifts, the sun reemerges, potentially causing permanent damage even with brief exposure.

"Invest two minutes to procure these glasses for yourself and your family. This way, you can enjoy the eclipse without worrying about harming your vision."

What glasses do you need for an eclipse?

You need glasses or hand-held solar viewers with special solar filters that meet a specific standard known as ISO 12312-2. These glasses will protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun.

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