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Safety First: Protect Your Eyes When Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Published: Aug. 16, 2017
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On August 21, 2017, the path of a total solar eclipse with cross diagonally over the entire length of the state of Nebraska.

The entire state will experience at least a 90% solar eclipse, meaning that 90% of the sun will be hidden from view, casting a large shadow over the state. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

DANGER: Improperly Viewing a Solar Eclipse Can Cause Blindness

Do you know that a permanent blind spot in the center of your vision can result from viewing a solar eclipse improperly -- even briefly? Learn how to protect your eyes when viewing the solar eclipse on August 21.

Safety Poster of the Month: "Protect Your Eyes When Viewing the Solar Eclipse."

Remember: Safety is EVERYONE'S responsibility!

Solar Eclipse Safety Resources Include: 

  • Solar Eclipse Across America
    This safety information has been endorsed by the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the National Science Foundation.

  • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Nebraska 
    Official Nebraska government website.