2024 is going to bring us the last total solar eclipse until August 2044.

This will be a day we don't want to miss.  I still have memories of seeing the eclipse with my dad from Fairmont Hot Springs with one of those special viewing boxes we made in school.

Stages of a total solar eclipse

What Is A Total Solar Eclipse?

It's when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking the face of the sun.

When Is The Total Solar Eclipse?

From Science Nasa: (Isn't all of Nasa Science?)

Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross the entirety of North America.

Don't Miss The Devil Comet During The Eclipse.  Read All About It Here.

What Can I Use To View The Total Solar Eclipse?

  • Solar Viewing Glasses (eclipse glasses)
  • Safe Solar viewers
  • Indirect viewing method

My Sunglasses Are Really Dark So They'll Work, Right?

Woman viewing an eclipse wearing eclipse glasses and people behind her doing the same

No.  Eclipse Glasses are not like regular sunglasses no matter how dark they are, you should still not look directly into the sun.  This link has the viewers Nasa recommends.  You will NOT see Amazon or any other online vendors here because they sold fake eclipse products in 2017, putting people and their eye sight in jeopardy.

What Is A Safe Solar Viewer?

Again, Nasa has a recommendation list, click here.

Description of a pinhole viewer to view an eclipse and how to use it

Is There Any Other Way To Safely View The Eclipse?

Yes, if you don't have access to a solar viewer or eclipse glasses, you can use an indirect viewing method.  It can be as simple as viewing the eclipse on the ground through your colander.  Click here for easy suggestions for indirect viewing.

What Is The Path of The Eclipse?

Check out this picture from Nasa.

Nasa's map of the eclipse coming in April of 2024

Scenes from the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

Gallery Credit: Getty Images

Lunar Eclipse as Seen From Grand Junction Colorado's Cold Shivers Point

Did you see last night's (May 15, 2022) Full Super Flower Blood Moon? Grand Junction, Colorado photographer Gary Smith did. Check out a handful of photos from last night's amazing event.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

Odd Shadows Appear During Solar Eclipse

Sure, the solar eclipse was awesome. But, if you were only looking up, then you missed out on a really cool show on the ground too.

Gallery Credit: Credit N8

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