Morgan’s Guide to Viewing the 8/21/17 Total Solar Eclipse

Hi, everybody! It’s me, Morgan. I bet y’all are excited for tomorrow, huh?


What am I talking about?

I’m talking about the total solar eclipse, sillies! It’s starting in 14 hours, after all! So I’m here to present you with Morgan’s Guide to Viewing the 8/21/17 Total Solar Eclipse.


  • Wear your official eclipse viewing glasses
  • Take breaks ever minute or so from looking at the sun
  • Use a special solar filter on your camera when taking pictures of the eclipse
  • Inspect all solar filters
  • Look away from the sun when taking your glasses off.


  • Use homemade eclipse viewing glasses or any sunglasses (even very dark ones) as they are not enough to protect your eyes
  • Stare directly at the sun with no glasses. Many people will go blind tomorrow from looking at the sun with no glasses. 😦 😦 😦
  • Look at the eclipse directly with no special glasses unless you are in the path of totality (where the moon will completely cover the sun) and the eclipse is at its peak.

That’s all I have for now! A cool new post is coming out tomorrow!

And BTW, AGs in Alaska is not responsible for any damage caused to you because of tips found on this blog. All information is from

If you want to learn more about eclipses, read Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass. It’s a fictional book, but has a lot of great information about eclipses. In fact, in the back of the book (published in 2009), it talked about the next total eclipse occurring on 8/21/17. I read Every Soul a Star a few years ago and thought it was cool that an eclipse was coming up – and now Lindsey and I have plans to go watch it tomorrow!



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