Home - Carousel

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Don’t let a glimpse of the solar eclipse be the last thing you see!

Lunar-Eclipse-small (002)

On Monday, August 21st, shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. central time, people in Central Illinois will be able to see the moon pass in front of the sun, experiencing a partial eclipse. Follow these tips to protect your eyes and your health! 

Shield your eyes against the sun 

  • Use solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers, to look directly at the sun or the partially eclipsed sun. It’s the only safe way. 
  • Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. 
  • Looking at the sun without eclipse glasses or solar viewers can cause ‘eclipse blindness’ or retinal burns. 
  • To date, the only manufacturers that are certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 standard are: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. 
  • Never view the eclipse or look directly at sun with a camera, binoculars, telescope, or any other optical device. 

Guard against sunburn and heat illness while outside 

  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes before going outside. 
  • Increase your fluid intake. 
  • Do not have people or pets in a parked vehicle. 

Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes and ticks 

  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535, according to label instructions. 
  • Check for ticks on people and pets every 2 to 3 hours if you’re camping, in the woods, or in an open space to see the eclipse, and remove ticks promptly to help prevent disease. 


Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home - Carousel