Here’s how to watch the eclipse safely

Viewing from Louisville can hurt your eyes

On Aug. 21, 2017, at about 2:30 p.m. in Louisville, the moon will almost entirely block the sun during the Great American Eclipse.

If you are planning to watch the eclipse, it is not safe to look directly at the sun, even if it is partially blocked. People in areas south and west of Louisville will have a couple minutes to view the sun completely blocked out by the moon, and this rare event will be safely visible to the naked eye.

You can still watch from the Louisville area if you follow these safety tips:

Safety tips

Find out more about keeping kids safe and healthy from Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness.