On August 21, 2017, Oregon will be the first to see the total eclipse of the Sun. Join OMSI at the Oregon State Fairgrounds where we will celebrate the unique experience of complete darkness for close to two minutes. The Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will include science lectures, astronomy-related community groups, entertainment, and more. Learn more here.
Wear Eclipse Shades® to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation anytime you look at the Sun or the Sun's reflection. Partial eclipses, annular eclipses, and the partial phases of total eclipses are never safe to watch without taking special precautions. Even when 99% of the Sun's surface is obscured during the partial phases of a total eclipse, the remaining photospheric crescent is intensely bright and cannot be viewed safely without eye protection and only with filters designed for this purpose.
Do not attempt to observe the partial or annular phases of any eclipse with the naked eye.
Note: Eclipse Shades should not be used with any other optical appliances such as cameras, telescopes, binoculars or finder scopes. This product is not a toy. Young children should use only with adult supervision.