Solar Eclipse Today!!

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The solar eclipse is happening TODAY between 1:10 – 3:49pm!
If you don’t have a pair of eclipse glasses to view this amazing phenomenon SAFELY, come on down to Whitby Vision Care or Brooklin Vision Care!! We have a few pairs that you can borrow to take a peek. 
The peak coverage will be at 2:32pm

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Or here’s an alternate way that you can view it at home: Build your own projector

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Solar Eclipse Viewing

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Do you have plans for viewing the solar eclipse on Monday? 😎 If you aren’t able to find a pair of eclipse glasses this weekend, come in to Whitby Vision Care or Brooklin Vision Care and borrow one of ours! We will have a few sets available so that you can take a quick peek safely 😉

You will be able to see a shadow between 1:10 and 3:49 pm, with peak coverage at 2:32 pm

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Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, between 1:10pm-3:49pm!! The last total solar eclipse visible in North America was in 1979, and the next one won’t be until 2024, so you won’t want to miss this one!
 
Here are some safety tips for viewing the eclipse:
– In Ontario, we will not be in the path of totality, so it will NOT be safe to look directly at the eclipse at any time.
– You must wear eclipse glasses with special filters. Here is a list of reputable vendors: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
– Looking through binoculars, regular sunglasses, polarizing filters, and other home-made filters, etc, is NOT SAFE.
– While you may be able to find something to dim the sun to a “comfortable” viewing level, it may not block to whole spectrum, so you could be damaging your retinas with infrared radiation… and you wouldn’t notice until afterwards. This video talks about how you can get solar retinopathy by looking at the sun

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