Q and A with the experts: How to safely view an eclipse

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Ralph Chou

A solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Canada on April 8 – but watching it unprotected can damage your eyes. While the eclipse won’t be quite total in Waterloo Region, the deep partial eclipse will still be fascinating – and potentially damaging.

Dr. Ralph Chou, professor emeritus in Optometry & Vision Science and one of the world's foremost experts in eclipse eye safety, tells you why the April 8 eclipse is special, about the dangers of looking directly at the sun, and how to safely view the eclipse whether you're inside or outside the zone of totality.

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