Safety

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFETY TIPS

  • Only view the eclipse with approved viewers, verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standards for solar eclipse glasses/viewers.
  • Don’t wear eclipse glasses while driving.
  • Don’t look at the non-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device.
  • Don’t look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device while wearing your eclipse glasses.
  • Do not view the eclipse or take photographs while driving.  Find a safe spot to pull over.
  • Be prepared for the weather! Bring a jacket, sunscreen and an umbrella. It is typically hot and dry in August but the temperatures may cool significantly during totality of the eclipse.
  • Bring water and snacks for you and your pet.
  • Don’t forget your medication and emergency contact information.
  • Don’t congregate on or walk along railroad tracks.
  • Once the eclipse is over, prepare for higher than normal traffic volumes.  Pay attention, be aware and wear your seatbelt. Don’t drink and drive.
  • Don’t stop on any roadway nor the side of the road to view the eclipse.  Please exit to a safe location or designated viewing area.
  • Be vigilant of local wildlife.