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On Monday, April 8th there will be a total solar eclipse which is a rare celestial event!

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People located in the center of the Moon’s shadow when it hits Earth will experience a total eclipse.

You should not ever look directly at the sun whether it is eclipsed or not as this can lead to permanent damage to your eyesight. The only safe way to look directly at the eclipsed Sun is with specialized eye protection, such as ISO approved eclipse glasses, a solar viewer, or through a telescope with a solar filter. You can also use an indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes during an eclipse.

If you do not have appropriate eye protection, do not look at the sun and stay indoors during this solar event. For more information about the eclipse check out the CSA website: 

Total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 | Canadian Space Agency (