Total Eclipse of the Heart

On April 8, the moon will move between the earth and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse, when the skies darken and the sun disappears. “It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime things that you might not ever get to experience again,” Ilana MacDonald, outreach coordinator for the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, told Global News.

The eclipse will occur on the second Monday in April between mid and late afternoon in Toronto and start as a crescent moon before ascending into complete darkness, when a halo of light occurs behind the sun—creating an appearance one science journalist describes as “a hole in the sky.” The Canadian Space Agency has recommended using glasses while viewing the 1 to 4 minute celestial moment, and our friends at TeaPot have provided glasses for seeing the event that won’t happen again until 2039.

“We’re all connected to the universe so when something really cool happens in the sky, it feels like a good time to come together,” says Paul Weaver, head of cannabis at the Boston Beer Company. The sky will change above all of us on April 8. There’s no better time to embrace one another, and be KIND.

Head to your nearest retailer that carries KIND Magazine to get your hands on the latest issue, which includes a pair of TeaPot solar safe filtered eclipse glasses, while supplies last.