Eclipse Safety B-Roll 2023

  • Released Friday, November 3, 2023

It is never safe to look directly at the Sun – even if the Sun is partially obscured. When watching a partial solar eclipse, you must wear eclipse glasses at all times when looking at the Sun, or use an indirect viewing method. This also applies during a total solar eclipse up until the moment when the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon.

During the short time when the Moon completely obscures the Sun – known as the period of totality – it is safe to look directly at the star without eye protection. However, it’s crucial that you know when it’s safe to both remove and put back on your safe solar viewing glasses.

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This page was originally published on Friday, November 3, 2023.
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