The Last Word: Total Eclipse DFW’s Jo Trazila on Why You Should Get Safe Viewing Glasses Now

“When we say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Jo Trazila
Total Eclipse DFW
.…on why you should get safe viewing glasses now to be ready for the April 8 total eclipse, via NBC5DFW.

In just 10 weeks, Dallas-Fort Worth will have a front-row seat for the April 8 total solar eclipse, when the moon will cover the sun and offer, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime celestial sight.

But Trazila says 10 weeks from now is not when you should be thinking about getting safe viewing glasses. “We’re not going to have enough in supply,” she told NBC5DFW. “That’s what the American Astronomical Society is telling us, is that the film is running low.”

Ken Ruffin, president of the Space Society of North Texas, added that securing your safe viewing glasses now will definitely be worth it come April 8.

“All of a sudden, it’s going to be pitch dark, and it’s going to be much cooler. What typically happens during an eclipse is birds start to tweet as if they’re going to go to sleep and animals act as if the sun is setting,” he told NBC5DFW.

Ruffin’s been getting ready for the eclipse for two years. Now’s the time for the rest of us to get ready ourselves—and avoid buying unsafe solutions from fraudsters—so we can safely ooh and ahh like never before.

You can see the NBC5DFW report by going here.

Total Eclipse DFW has information about the April 8 eclipse and safe viewing glasses here.

And here’s a cool NASA map of the April 8 eclipse’s path across the U.S.:

The path of totality and partial contours crossing the U.S. for the 2024 total solar eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024. [Image: NASA]

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