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How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse - It's almost here!

Monday Aug 21st, 2017

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As we count down to the much anticipated solar eclipse of 2017, NASA wants us to remember that safety is key.  It has never been safe to look directly at the sun for prolonged periods, this is important to remember, especially with the temptation of staring directly at an eclipse looming. 

 

So, if you didn’t get your hands on an approved pair of safety goggles, here are a couple ways you can safely enjoy the eclipse.

 

  1. Pinhole viewing. This DIY project is simple. Click here for step-by-step instructions.  Hint, all you need is cardboard, foil and tape. 
  2. Watch live on NASA. NASA is live streaming the event on many different sources. Watch with or without commentary and keep your eyes safe! Links available here.
  3. For a list of FAQs, visit the Ontario Science Centre website here.

 

Remember to keep your pets indoors during the eclipse, just like us, their eyes will be affected by looking directly at the eclipse. And out of curiosity, they may want to look up!

 

The countdown is on, eclipse begins at 1:10 p.m., eclipse max at 2:32 p.m. and eclipse ends at 3:49 p.m.

 

Keep those peepers safe.