A solar eclipse is expected in North America on April 8th, 2024, with a total and partial eclipse expected in parts of Eastern Canada. Ottawa lies very close to the path of totality and is expected to witness a deep darkening of the sky and edge effect. The total light intensity decreases during a solar eclipse, but solar radiation will still reach the earth’s surface. If the eclipse is viewed directly without appropriate eye protection, the resulting radiation exposure can damage the retina of the eye. Protect yourself!  Alternatively, you can watch a livestream on one of the public digital screens across campus.  For more information, visit the EHS Solar Eclipse Safety page.