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Stay Safe During the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Date: April 8, 2024 | Time: 2:11 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST

A remarkable astronomical event, a solar eclipse, will soon occur in our region. It is important for everyone in our community to experience this safely. Here are key guidelines:

🕶️ How to View Safely 🕶️

  • Direct viewing: Do not look at the sun without proper protection. Standard sunglasses are inadequate.
  • Eclipse glasses: Ensure they comply with ISO 12312-2 standards. Check for any damage before use.
  • Indirect viewing: Consider using a pinhole projector or an eclipse box as safe alternatives.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Community and Individual Safety 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • Supervise children and those needing assistance, ensuring they adhere to all safety measures.
  • If attending a group event, confirm that it enforces proper eclipse viewing practices.

📺 Alternative Viewing Methods 📺

  • If outdoor viewing is not possible, we recommend watching the event through a live broadcast on your device or television.

Additional Information

For further details on how to view the eclipse safely, please refer to Québec’s official solar eclipse information page.

Wishing You a Safe Eclipse Viewing, Outaouais! 🌒