Hey sun-savvy Sol Sisters! Are you prepared for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21? The path of totality will sweep through North America for the first time since 1979!
You won’t want to miss this astronomical occurrence, but there are special precautions you’ll need to take to make your viewing experience sun-safe. Here are a couple of our SolTips.
- Don’t look directly at the eclipse! We know it's fascinating and you’ll be tempted to look at it, but doing so could result in permanent eye damage. Don’t even sneak a glimpse!
- To get the best of both worlds — view the eclipse and be safe — you’ll want to wear special eye wear that blocks out the sun’s dangerous rays. These glasses should be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard, so beware of counterfeit.
- Avoid looking at the sun through a camera or telescope, even with your glasses on. The sun’s rays can damage the filters and your lenses! Once the sun is completely covered (reached totality), it’s OK to take off your glasses and take pictures.
Like we wear sunglasses and sun-smart clothing to protect ourselves from the sun’s rays on a day-to-day basis, you’ll need to take extra precaution for this extraordinary event!
Check out this helpful map to find a perfect location for viewing the Eclipse. It breaks down when the Eclipse starts and how long you can expect to see the totality in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
- The Sol La La Team