Solar Eclipse 2017
With the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse just around the corner, Southeastern Idaho Public Health has developed this webpage to provide helpful information and resources to the community.
- Idaho Eclipse 2017 Family Preparedness Kit for Travelers
The only safe way to look directly at an uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special filtered glasses known as “eclipse glasses.” The American Astronomical Society states that “to date, three manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, and Thousand Oaks Optical.” These products can be bought directly through their websites or through eclipse websites such as:
We recommend you order your glasses sooner rather than later.
In addition to solar eclipse information, Southeastern Idaho Public Health would also like to remind the public to be safe this summer by protecting themselves and their families from mosquitoes, sunburns, wildfires, foodborne/waterborne illnesses, and summer heat. For more information, please visit the websites below: