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The Great North American Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8, 2024


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About the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America will witness the longest total eclipse on land in over a decade.

During a total eclipse, viewers will be able to see the sun’s corona, its outermost atmosphere, as it appears as a white delicate light. It is a rare sight and only visible during totality. It is important to remember that totality only lasts a few seconds to several minutes depending on your location.

Once the moon continues its path, any sunlight exposure to your eyes without proper protection can be damaging. 

Find out how to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse below.

Solar Eclipse

How to Protect Your Eyes

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

Did you know that viewing an eclipse without the proper eye protection can cause damage to your eyes? MyEyeDr. has partnered with Prevent Blindness to help educate the public on solar eclipses and raise awareness about the dangers of looking directly at the sun during these events.

  • Never look directly into the sun, even during an eclipse.
  • Carefully inspect your solar filters or eclipse glasses before using. Do NOT use if damaged or scratched.
  • Make sure you cover your eyes fully with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up. After glancing at the eclipse, turn away and remove your glasses or filter. Do NOT remove while looking at the sun.
  • Never look at an eclipse or partial eclipse through an unfiltered camera, telescope, or binoculars. Even if you’re wearing eclipse glasses at the same time, the intense solar rays coming through these devices will damage the solar filter AND your eyes.
  • Consult an expert for advice if you want to use a special solar filter with a camera, telescope, or other optical device.

Learn more about solar eclipse safety.

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