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CBC: How to safely watch the solar eclipse

solar eclipse, University of Waterloo, Frank Seglenieks, astronomy, safety, University of Waterloo Weather Centre, Ralph Chou, optometryWith excitement leading up to the August 21 solar eclipse, people across North America are preparing to watch the event.

But while tempting, there are a number of safety precautions one has to take before trying to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.

“We just happen to live in this crazy geometric way that the earth, the moon and the sun are at just the right distance,” he said. “It’s very unique in our solar system and maybe unique in our galaxy.” The last time there was a total solar eclipse in Canada was 1979, said Frank Seglenieks, and he remembers it well.

“They made everybody sit in the gymnasium,” the coordinator for the University of Waterloo’s Weather Centre told CBC.

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