DEDICATED TO THE SAFE OBSERVATION OF
THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF APRIL 8, 2024!
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ESPAÑOL | FRANÇAIS
 
ESPAÑOL | FRANÇAIS
DEDICATED TO THE SAFE OBSERVATION OF THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF APRIL 8, 2024!
years months days
until ECLIPSE DAY!
 
 
Another TOTAL ECLIPSE
is coming to
North America!

It’s the Great North American Eclipse!
...and we want everyone to see it!
 
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with all the rules and protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
 
Your use of this site is contingent on your understanding and agreement that you will comply with all the rules and protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
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Can I use a telescope to watch the eclipse? – Eclipse 2024 blog

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The world is coming to North America to see an eclipse!

Can I use a telescope to watch the eclipse?

ONLY if you have a special solar filter that fits over the end of the scope (not at the eyepiece!), AND you know how to use it! Those are about $200 each, so you should know whether you have one or not!

Ditto for binoculars – if you bring them, you can ONLY use them during the brief period of totality. You CANNOT look directly at the Sun in any way at all, if ANY bright piece of its disk is visible! You may see professionals at the viewing areas who do have the right setup – some will even have their scopes hooked up to TV monitors. ASK NICELY, and they will probably let you grab a peek through their SAFE and TESTED setup. Be careful to keep your kids clear of their equipment, though!  Some of those experiments they’re doing took years to plan and test, and they only have one shot at getting their data.

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