Viewing the eclipse without proper protection can cause permanent eye damage or even blindness.
INDIANAPOLIS – If you are wondering where to get solar eclipse glasses for the can’t miss April event, the Indiana DNR has you covered.
Because viewing the sun at any phase of the eclipse without proper eye protection can cause permanent eye damage or even blindness, the Indiana DNR is providing the opportunity to buy eclipse glasses.
The glasses, branded with the state’s eclipse logo and purchased from a vendor on the American Astronomical Society’s approved list, have 2-millimeter scratch-resistant polymer lenses that filter 100 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays. The glasses have been independently tested to be safe for watching all phases of the eclipse.
Four-packs can be bought at ShopINStateParks.com for $10 each, plus shipping and handling. Four-packs for $10 each are also available at any Indiana State Park inn gift shop or property office or individual pairs for $3.
Coordinate your Eclipse Day outfit further with the purchase of a commemorative t-shirt or long sleeve.
The Total Solar Eclipse will happen on the afternoon of April 8. It will be the first since the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and the last until August 2044.
The eclipse will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast. The zone of totality, in which it will become almost completely dark, will first be visible in Indiana in the Mount Vernon area. Throughout the afternoon, it will progress through regions that include Linton, Bloomington, Shelbyville, Munic, New Castle, Connersville, and Portland.
Along the center line of the zone of totality, darkness will last for approximately four minutes. As you move farther away from the center line of the arc, the timeframe and amount of total darkness will drop.
Portions of Dearborn and Ripley counties, and all of Franklin County are within the zone of totality.
The total solar eclipse route will go through portions of Eagle Country. Photo by the Indiana DNR.