Worried About The Solar Eclipse?

On Monday, April 8, 2024, 2:04-4:31 pm, Toronto will experience a near total solar eclipse.

You may be excited and nervous about the solar eclipse, scheduled to peak at 3:19 pm on April 8. As your helpful neighbourhood real estate professional, here are some tips to protect yourself and your family during this historical event:
  • Only use reputable ISO 12312-2 certified viewers or filters to look at the sun.
  • Sunglasses, cameras, binoculars, telescopes, DIY filters will not keep your eyes safe. The concentrated solar rays could damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing injury.
  • Follow instructions carefully for your certified viewers. Don’t use for more than 3 minutes continuously.
  • If the viewer produces a bright, unfocused or hazy sun image, don’t use it.
  • Watch kids closely. Because their eyes let in more light than adult eyes, they are at higher risk without proper eye protection.
  • People with eye disease or recent eye surgery patients should not use viewers/filters and should avoid looking at the sun altogether.
  • If you experience symptoms like vision loss or blurriness within 12-48 hours after viewing the eclipse, seek medical attention.
For more information, please visit the City of Toronto website. https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/solar-eclipse-safety

Take care and enjoy this remarkable event safely.

(image courtesy of NASA Science)2024 Total Eclipse - NASA Science