Avoid unnecessary insurance claims by staying safe during Monday’s solar eclipse! A full solar eclipse is so rare, it’s absolutely worth trying to find the time to view it. But it can be dangerous if you don’t do it correctly! Follow our top three tips for staying safe during a solar eclipse and enjoy the natural wonder!
If you don’t live in an area that’s suited for viewing the eclipse you need to plan your travel ahead of time. Roads in peak viewing areas are expecting record-breaking traffic, so if you can get to your viewing location a few days early you should certainly do so. Be prepared for heavy traffic and long delays by leaving with a full tank of gas and storing water and snacks in your vehicle. Increased traffic always brings an increased risk of accidents, and the last thing you want to worry about during the eclipse is your auto insurance! Plan ahead and avoid the headache traveling can bring.
Wear Eclipse Glasses
No these are not scam, you do actually need eclipse glasses. That doesn’t mean that all glasses marketed as eclipse glasses are legitimate though. Take the time to do your research before you purchase any. The current standard for safe solar viewing is ISO 12312-2. Remember, you will need to wear the glasses even when looking at the sun through a camera lens.
Bring A Jacket
If you have never experienced a solar eclipse before it’s important to note that it will get a bit chilly. If you’re traveling to a remote area to have a better view of the eclipse, come prepared! You don’t want to be stuck out shivering in the middle of nowhere. Temperatures could drop as much as 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, so plan to bring a few layers with you to your eclipse viewing area.
One thing is for sure, the solar eclipse is not an event to be missed! While it does bring its own set of risks, if you take the time to plan ahead, and follow our top three tips, you will rest easy knowing you’re prepared! Stay safe, and enjoy the solar eclipse!