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Eclipse Information


Happy Eclipse Day!


Enjoy your eclipse adventures! Today is a once in a life time experience. Just remember to follow all safety precautions. If you have questions you can learn more at eclipse.ohio.gov or with some of the information below from the Ohio EMA: 

EYE SAFETY

�� Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the Sun. Safe solar viewers are thousands of times darker and ought to comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard. Ohio EMA does not approve any particular brand of solar viewers.
�� Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it.
�� Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.
�� Always supervise children using solar filters.
�� Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
�� Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
�� Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.
�� Seek expert advice before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.

TRAVEL & PARKING DOS & DON'TS 

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Pre-plan your route. Know your destination in advance and where you plan to safely park to view the eclipse.
�� Do not pull off the side of a roadway to view the eclipse as it could impede traffic and is unsafe.
�� Do not park on privately owned land (empty lots or farm fields) unless arrangements have been made with the owner of the property.
�� In the event your GPS does not work, keeping a paper travel map in your preparedness kit is smart.
�� Keep your gas tank topped off.
�� If it is a rainy week prior to the eclipse date, be mindful of parking in grassy areas such as fields. The ground may be soft and your vehicle may get “stuck in the mud”.
�� Ohio's Move Over Law requires motorists to cautiously shift over one lane – or slow down if changing lanes is not possible – when passing any vehicle with flashing lights on the side of a road.
�� Do not call 9-1-1 for traffic jams unless it is a life-safety emergency.

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