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Solar Eclipse Precautions

Be Super Safe!! Be Sure You View this Extraordinary Event Properly!

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Health Advisory

On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America will experience a total solar eclipse, when the Moon will travel between the Sun and Earth, blocking some or all of the Sun along a certain path for a short period of time.

To stay safe during this extraordinary event, it’s important to take the following precautions:

  1. Only view the eclipse using safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”). It is never safe to look directly at the Sun except with eclipse glasses. Looking directly at the Sun can cause permanent eye damage. Regular sunglasses do not provide protection. New Jersey will only experience a partial eclipse; even when the Sun is 90% covered, it will not be safe to view without eclipse glasses.
  2. DO NOT try to view the eclipse with binoculars or a camera, even if you are wearing eclipse glasses.
  3. Don’t forget the SPF! If you’re planning on viewing the eclipse for an extended period, don’t forget to protect your skin by wearing plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sun-protective clothing.

To find more information on safe viewing, visit NASA’s 2024 Eclipse Safety Sheet.

View Safely!!!

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