On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse is set to unfold over Canada. As the moon passes between Earth and the sun, temporary darkness will sweep across parts of the country.

While Innisfil is outside the path of totality, the awe-inspiring event will be visible as a partial eclipse in our community. 

Solar eclipses are beautiful to behold, but remember, safety first! Even during an eclipse, looking directly at the sun without appropriate protection can permanently damage your vision.

Safety first

  • It is not safe to look at the sun without eye protection. Protect your eyes by wearing eclipse eyewear that complies with the ISO 12312-2 international standard. Inspect your eclipse glasses before using them to ensure they are not damaged—if they are, discard them. The Town of Innisfil does not provide eclipse eyewear.
  • If appropriate eye protection is not available, alternative viewing strategies should be considered, such as an eclipse box or a livestream
  • While driving, avoid looking at the eclipse. Keep your eyes on the road to safely operate your vehicle and avoid collisions.

Watch this video from the Canadian Space Agency to review more important safety tips.