Solar Eclipse: April 8, 2024

Eclipse viewing and Eye Safety

Never look directly at the sun! This can cause permanent eye damage. When viewing the sun during an eclipse, or on an average day, you should take eye safety precautions. 

The most common form of eye safety during an eclipse is glasses with a solar filter. When purchasing eclipse glasses, always ensure that you are buying from a reputable retailer to avoid poor quality products — and harming your eyes.

girl looking at sun with eclipse glasses

Another option is to use a pinhole projector. These allow you to see the sun without looking directly at it. The projectors show an image of the sun on paper or even the ground. Pinhole projectors can be made from boxes or other household objects.

Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided at UToledo on the day of the event (April 8, 2024) for safe viewing (while supplies last).

Last Updated: 2/12/24