2017 Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Tips from WCO Member, the AOA

2017 Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Tips from WCO Member, the AOA

2017 Solar Eclipse – Safe Viewing Tips from WCO member, the American Optometric Association

ARE YOU READY FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE ACROSS AMERICA?

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of the United States will have a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. The moon will completely block the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. Day will turn into night, and (weather permitting) one of nature’s most awesome sights will become visible: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, or corona. The American Optometric Association (AOA), in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, is providing detailed information so that you can safely view the eclipse.

A free information sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.

A reproducible infographic can be downloaded by clicking here.

For more detailed information about the eclipse, its path, and timing, visit eclipse.aas.org, or eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

Access solar filters and “eclipse glasses” by clicking here

(Information courtesy of the American Astronomical Society)

Download a free PowerPoint presentation, courtesy of  Karl Citek, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.

 

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