Safely Watching the Eclipse

With the total solar eclipse coming up in just 2 weeks, it’s very important that you know what you need to keep your eyes safe while looking at the eclipse. Sunglasses will offer no protection from the damaging rays from the sun. If anything, sunglasses can make things worse. That’s because the shade from the sunglasses causes your pupils to widen. This allows more of the sun’s harmful rays in – which can cause permanent damage to your eyes. There is only one safe way to view the eclipse. That’s with Eclipse Glasses approved by the The American Astronomical Society.

Here are the manufacturers recognized by American Astronomical Society as safe:

American Paper Optics (Eclipser)
APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)
Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film)
Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)
DayStar (Solar Glasses)
Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)
Lunt Solar Systems (SUNsafe SUNglasses)
Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)
Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)
Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)
TSE 17 (Solar Filter Foil)

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