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Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Plan a Safe and Exciting Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party?

On October 14, 2023, an annular eclipse is visible across the United States. And on April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible.

Our Solar Eclipse Viewing Party/Event Planning Toolkits Include:

  • a safe viewing fact sheet
  • solar eclipse fact sheet
  • a poster
  • a planning checklist
  • activity ideas and instructions for keeping everyone entertained and safe while waiting on the big celestial show!

Path and visibility of the annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023

An annular solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on October 14, 2023. It will be partially visible across the entire country, and the “ring of fire” will be visible from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

The path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

The next total solar eclipse in North America will occur across most of the United States on April 8, 2024, including a small band of total solar eclipse stretching from southwest to northeast.

Request the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Family and Children’s Toolkits

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Prevent Blindness is a 501(c)3 non-profit. When you purchase Prevent Blindness eclipse viewing glasses from one of our retail partners, a portion of the price goes to support our sight-saving programs and services.

Prevent Blindness has partnered with companies for the manufacture and sale of Prevent Blindness solar eclipse viewing glasses that meet the safety requirements of ISO 12312-2 filters for direct observation of the sun

Please note, we recommend express air shipping when ordering eclipse glasses from our online retail partners in order to receive them in time for the October 14 eclipse. It’s not too early to purchase eclipse glasses for the April 8, 2024 total eclipse.

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