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Keep in mind in Los Angeles only the bottom portion of the sun will be covered, hence the reason to wear glasses as you will be looking directly at the sun,  and the peak is at 11am.   

NASA says safe solar viewers should comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard, adopted in 2015.

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ONLINE RESOURCES:

View NASA's interactive map NASA Eclipse Explorer

This Google Map, developed by Xavier Jubier, allows you to zoom into the eclipse path. Remember that the closer you are to the centerline (blue on the Google map) the longer annularity will last. Most towns in the US aren’t on the path. If you stay home, you’ll likely only see a partial eclipse. 

Griffith Observatory -Los Angeles Live online remote broadcast by the Griffith Observatory team of the total solar eclipse from Texas. Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Griffith Observatory - Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! 

Resources for glasses: 

Suppliers of Safe Solar Viewers & Filters | Solar Eclipse Across America (aas.org)

Starting April 1st Warby Parker a glasses store is offering free solar eclipse glasses at all of its locations and online answers to many questions concerning the eclipse as well as where to DONATE your used glasses before April 30th, 2024. "We’ll send all donated eclipse glasses to AWB, who will distribute them to educators and students around the world."


IN PERSON VIEWING - These events do not mention providing solar eclipse glasses.

North Hollywood - Valley Plaza Branch Library  Glasses will be available at the event as supplies last, limit 2 per family. Sharing glasses highly encouraged!

Platt Library - West Hills  Solar Eclipse Viewing in the Platt Parking Lot 

Studio City Join us in front of the library for a solar eclipse viewing party! Learn to make a pinhole camera to observe the eclipse safely and share this rare experience with your community.

Sylmar Library - Sylmar  Come watch the solar eclipse safely through a solar telescope! We also have eclipse-viewing glasses to give out (while supplies last). Don't miss it, as there won't be another partial solar eclipse visible from California until 2029. 

Calendar of Events | Los Angeles Public Library (lapl.org)

Pierce College - Woodland Hills Eclipse Party | San Fernando Valley News Portal (town.news) -

Exploratorium's website includes details about the event as well as resources for safe viewing. How to View a Solar Eclipse | Exploratorium

Resources for glasses:  Suppliers of Safe Solar Viewers & Filters | Solar Eclipse Across America (aas.org) 


Recent appropriate and related articles:

While the sunglass giveaway has expired other details are helpful: October 14th Solar Eclipse Preparation: Sunglass Giveaway | San Fernando Valley News Portal (town.news)

How & Why Solar Eclipses Happen | Solar Eclipse Across America (aas.org)

We already had an Annular Solar Eclipse in October 2023. The April 8th is a TOTAL eclipse.

How to watch the solar eclipse from California — and avoid heartbreak if chasing 'totality' (msn.com)

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