Learn how to view solar eclipse safely

Coming on Saturday, Oct. 14, our area will have an annular solar eclipse (partial eclipse). The next partial eclipse will not occur until 2029.

This will be a great opportunity and exercise for the total eclipse on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse is very rare, in fact the last time Ohio had a total solar eclipse was in 1806, and the next time our area will be in this position will be in 2444.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club will hold an eclipse viewing at Cahoon Memorial Park near the gazebo on Oct. 14, between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. We will have a limited supply of free solar safety glasses available to safely view the annular solar eclipse. You should be able to see about 30% of our sun blocked, weather permitting. Learn how to properly use safety glasses and what not to do.

Bring a folding chair and a cereal box and we will show you how to build a cereal box viewer that will safely allow anyone to view an image of the eclipse. Practice for next year's total eclipse. Information about astronomy, local clubs and the Lake Erie Nature & Science planetarium will be available. We will be there rain or shine. 

Warren Remein

Warren Remein member Bay Kiwanis. Promoting service to Bay Village and the world.

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Volume 15, Issue 18, Posted 8:52 AM, 10.03.2023