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Total Solar Eclipse Safety

The upcoming solar eclipse is nearly here, and as excited as we are, we’d like to take a moment to remind you of a few safety precautions.

  1. Protect your eyes. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse can cause permanent eye damage or even blindness, and regular sunglasses won’t cut it. To safely view the eclipse, you’ll need certified solar viewing glasses to block out harmful rays and allow you to see the eclipse without risking your eyesight. Additionally, cameras, binoculars and telescopes must be outfitted with special solar filters for safe viewing.
  2. Be prepared for traffic. Chances are there will be a lot of cars on the road on Monday, so you’ll want to allow yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going or stay put, if possible. Don’t pull over in dangerous spots to witness the eclipse, and be sure to have a full tank of gas and a fully charged phone.
  3. Monitor your children. Children may not fully understand the dangers of looking at the sun during the eclipse, so it’s important to educate them and keep a close eye on them during the event. If they plan on viewing the eclipse, make sure they are using eclipse glasses properly.
  4. Check the weather. Indiana weather can be unpredictable, especially in the spring. Make sure you check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Enjoy this rare and wondrous phenomenon!