|Prepare for the Solar Eclipse|
|August 5, 2017|
On August 21, the United States will be experiencing the first total solar eclipse since 1991 and the first to move across the entire mainland of the country since 1918.
• Make sure to wear special solar filtered sunglasses if you plan to stare directly at the eclipse.
• It is only safe to stare at the sun during the eclipse when the moon is totally covering the sun. This only happens for a brief period and will only occur in a very narrow path about 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina.
• You can also safely view the eclipse through a solar filtered telescope or Welder’s glass #14 and darker.
• If you are going camping to view the eclipse, visit the U.S. Forest Service website for safety tips. Also, check www.weather.gov for signs of low humidity and high temperatures, which are a recipe for wildfires.
|Hyperlinks:||Solar Eclipse Information & Party Kit
National Weather Service