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How to View the Solar Eclipse Safely

Posted On: Friday, August 11, 2017

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America.  Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face.  Follow the links below for information about how to safely view the August 21st solar eclipse.

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

(NASA Statement)

Solar Eclipse and Eye Safety

(Kentucky Department for Public Health Statement)

Video Address

from Dr. Connie White

Senior Deputy Commissioner for the Department for Public Health

Solar Eclipse diagram

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