We are two days away from Monday, August 21, 2017, aka: “The Great American Eclipse.” It will be the first time in 99 years that the eclipse has crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In Arizona, we will see a partial eclipse, with 70% of the sun being covered at its peak. The eclipse will begin about 9am and end around 11am, with 10:35 am being the best time to be outside to see it.
If you plan on witnessing this amazing event, we want you to be safe. Never stare directly into the sun, even if it’s partially covered, as it can cause severe damage to the eyes. The ONLY way to look directly at the sun is through solar filters that meet the worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2. Never look at the the eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other similar devices, even if you are wearing eclipse glasses. The intensity of the solar rays through the devices will damage the device, the solar filter and most importantly, your eyes.