Find Out if Your Eclipse Glasses Are Safe

  • Released Friday, August 18th, 2023

How can you tell if your eclipse glasses are safe? With the annular solar eclipse just around on the corner on Oct. 14, 2023, here is a quick and easy way to make sure your eclipse glasses are safe to use.

When watching an annular eclipse directly with your eyes, you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times. Eclipse glasses are not regular sunglasses – no matter how dark, sunglasses are not safe for viewing the Sun.

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