Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Keep your eyes safe during eclipse viewing

Millions of people are making preparations for viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse, which will happen on Aug. 21. The total eclipse of the sun is a rare phenomenon, and even more rare is the fact that this one can only be viewed along a path in the U.S.

If you are one of the many who will be gazing at the sky during that Monday noon hour, there are some important things you need to be aware of. First and foremost, in order to safely view the eclipse you MUST have protective eyewear. Contrary to what some may believe, regular sunglasses will not be sufficient—even welder’s glasses will not protect your eyes from retinal burn which may cause permanent eye damage.

To read this more of this story see the Aug. 2 edition of The Gothenburg Times.