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Monday, September 11, 2023

Eclipse Education & Safety

When it comes to the Solar Eclipse, safety is a top priority. The links below contain information regarding viewing the Eclipse safely and overall eye safety. Also, there is a list of suppliers that are selling safe solar filters and viewers as well as information on temporary food vendor permits.


Indiana University

This page contains information on viewing and eye safety, including methods that cannot be used to view the eclipse. 

American Astronomical Society

This page lists suppliers of safe solar filters and viewers. To get listed on this page, the glasses had to fulfill the requirements created by the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force that guarantees that the product is safe, if used correctly. They also list common sites that sell glasses that may be unsafe. 

Monroe County, Indiana

This page gives details on how to obtain a permit for temporary food vending. Keep in mind that these permits must be obtained 10 days in advance of the event. Call the Monroe County Health Department at 812-349-2837 for more information on food vending.


Samantha Hyde

Samantha Hyde

Samantha is the Digital Content Developer at Visit Bloomington. She is a proud recent graduate of Indiana University, a lover of concerts, watching Survivor, and is a pro tennis fanatic.