Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Erie PA

Space enthusiasts in Erie, Pennsylvania, have the total solar eclipse to look forward to on April 8, 2024. The eclipse is making its way into the United States via Texas, crossing 12 additional states before going into Canada. It’s true what people say about not looking directly at a total solar eclipse (regardless of how cool it might look), but American Paper Optics has you covered with solar eclipse glasses. 

Information About the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Erie, Pennsylvania

Can You See the Total Solar Eclipse?

The total solar eclipse will be visible in Erie on April 8, 2024. View it while you can, because the next total solar eclipse visible in Erie is on October 26, 2144. 

What Time Will the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Happen?

The partial solar eclipse will start in Erie at 2:02 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time with totality starting at 3:16 p.m. It will reach maximum 2 minutes later at 3:18 p.m. Totality ends at 3:20 p.m., and the partial eclipse ends at 4:30 p.m. 

How Long Will the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Last?

From the starting point to the end point, the entire total solar eclipse in Erie will go from 2:02 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., lasting 2 hours and 28 minutes. 

Is it Safe to Look at the Total Solar Eclipse Without Eclipse Glasses?

It’s not safe to look directly at the sun on a regular day or during a total solar eclipse. Doing so can result in problems such as permanent or temporary blind spots, or it can make you go blind.

It’s not worth the risk to look at a total solar eclipse throughout its duration. There’s a very brief point when it’s potentially safe to look at it during its totality. However, it’s still best to leave on the eclipse glasses. 

What’s the Point of Using Eclipse Glasses?

Eclipse glasses are composed of materials that completely block UV and infrared light, making them safe to use during an eclipse. For example, the eclipse glasses available through American Paper Optics are made with polymer (black/silver) lenses that are scratch-resistant. 

They come in fantastic styles ranging from a green alien design to plain white. With some options, a portion of the proceeds go to to different reputable organizations, including the ALS Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Tips for Using and Caring for Your Eclipse Glasses

If you want to ensure your eclipse glasses are ready to wear on April 8, 2024, keep these tips in mind. 

For starters, scratch-resistant doesn’t mean scratchproof. The safety aspect of eclipse glasses comes from the lenses remaining intact. If they get scratched, they’re no longer safe to wear for watching the eclipse. Keep them in a safe place, such as an eyeglass case, where they won’t get damaged. 

When you’re ready to watch the eclipse, look down, put on the eclipse glasses, then look up. It doesn’t take long for your eyes to get damaged, so secure the glasses in place first. Leave them on and look down when you’re ready to take them off. 

The eclipse glasses come with usage instructions. Read them thoroughly to ensure safe care.

Browse American Paper Optics for Eclipse Glasses

Check out all the available eclipse glasses on the American Paper Optics website. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a few loved ones or a group, we have everything you need to safely enjoy the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Get in Touch With Us

fter manufacturing well over THREE BILLION paper 3D glasses in American Paper Optics’ twenty six year history, we know we can satisfy your every 3D need. American Paper Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of 3D glasses and other 3D products is your one stop source for anything 3D (that includes Eclipse Glasses). Buy your eclipse glasses today, fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-767-8427.