Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse?

August 21st, 2017

Millions of Canadians are preparing to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse! Some have traveled to the United States embarking on a journey through Oregon to South Carolina in hopes to be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse experience.

If you are in Canada during the solar eclipse don’t worry you will still get to witness a partial eclipse! The peak coverage will be in Toronto at 2:30 ET – you will get to see a 72% eclipse!

To view the full list of where one can see the partial eclipse click here!

As you embark on this journey of a lifetime in hopes to witness even a partial solar eclipse there are many important safety tips to remember:

  • Do not look directly into the path of the Solar Eclipse unless you are wearing eclipse glasses
  • Make sure to check the authenticity of the glasses prior to viewing the eclipse
  • If your glasses are scratched or damaged discard them
  • Be sure to plan ahead and arrive early to your viewing destination
  • Be prepared for heavy traffic, delays and gas shortages when traveling
  • DO NOT take photos while driving
  • If you get caught on the road during the eclipse turn your headlights on
  • Make sure you have plenty of gas
  • Do not park on the highway or in median crossings
  • Watch out for increased pedestrian activity
  • Make sure to keep your animals inside during the eclipse.
  • Prepare for the temperature to drop during the eclipse! They could decrease by as much as 20-30 degrees!

Remember these safety tips as you watch the partial eclipse!

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