Solar Eclipse: Be careful how you view it

by 22q Administrator

On April 8th, from approximately 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Toronto Time), there will be total solar eclipse. The moon will be blocking the sunlight. Please see this map for areas where a total eclipse will be visible.

Even though it will be darker than usual that afternoon, you must use proper protective eyewear to view the eclipse without damaging your eyes.

  • Only view the eclipse if you have eclipse glasses or a solar filter with an ISO 12312-2 rating.
  • Do not use a phone, binoculars or telescope to view the eclipse; they will not provide any eye protection.
  • Keep pets indoors.

If you accidentally look at the sun directly:

  • Look away right away.
  • For the next few weeks, see if you have any blurry vision or discomfort in the eye.
  • If you have any problems with your vision, visit your eye care provider right away to get checked out.

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