Solar Eclipse Safety

A solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017, starting in the Greensboro area at approximately 1:13pm and ending at 4:04 pm. Although Greensboro is not in the path of totality, and thus, will not see a total eclipse, it will see a partial eclipse (the moon covers part of the sun’s disk).

Observing the eclipse is weather dependent and extensive media coverage of this rare event is anticipated. The only safe way to look directly at the partial eclipse is through “eclipse glasses” (special-purpose hand-held solar viewers) or using a pinhole camera. Homemade filters or typical sunglasses, regular or polarized, are NOT safe. For more information, see or