July 24, 2017

Solar Eclipse Safety

Solar eclipse glasses purchased by the Health Department through Amazon have been recalled.
Community members that acquired glasses from the health department are being advised to not wear them during the eclipse.  Click here to read the official news release from Jim LeBaron, Adair County Health Department Administrator.

Your eye health is important so make sure you wear special glasses that are ISO complaint, CE Certified and purchased through a reputable vendor to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017.

Click here to see a list of reputable vendors selling solar eclipse glasses.

The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will last approximately 90 minutes and most people will be outdoors for this historic event.

A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief phase of a solar eclipse, known as totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand held-solar viewers.

By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety  or  http://sema.dps.mo.gov/eclipse2017

Eclipse Communities in Missouri

You MUST be in the path shown below in order to see totality

Depending upon where you are in Missouri, the eclipse will begin between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

It will continue until between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Missouri Solar Eclipse