﻿1 00:00:00,567 --> 00:00:03,403 Are your eclipse glasses safe for looking at the Sun? 2 00:00:03,403 --> 00:00:06,106 Let's check to see if your eclipse glasses can handle the heat, 3 00:00:06,106 --> 00:00:09,209 or if they need to stay inside. 4 00:00:09,209 --> 00:00:13,146 First off, never check your eclipse glasses with the Sun. 5 00:00:13,146 --> 00:00:14,814 That's a good way to injure your eyes. 6 00:00:14,814 --> 00:00:17,350 Take your eclipse glasses and find a bright light, 7 00:00:17,350 --> 00:00:19,052 like a lamp or a flashlight. 8 00:00:19,052 --> 00:00:21,388 Hold your eclipse glasses up to the light and look through them. 9 00:00:21,388 --> 00:00:24,724 The light will appear extremely dim or not appear at all 10 00:00:24,724 --> 00:00:26,226 when looking through the glasses. 11 00:00:26,226 --> 00:00:28,028 For example, you should only be able 12 00:00:28,028 --> 00:00:32,265 to see the filament of a light bulb, but not the glow surrounding the bulb. 13 00:00:32,265 --> 00:00:35,568 Also, if your eclipse glasses have any marks or scratches on them – 14 00:00:35,568 --> 00:00:36,469 don’t use them! 15 00:00:36,469 --> 00:00:39,506 If you have older eclipse glasses from a previous eclipse, 16 00:00:39,506 --> 00:00:41,274 give them a check to make sure they haven't been 17 00:00:41,274 --> 00:00:42,509 damaged or scratched. 18 00:00:42,609 --> 00:00:44,411 All safe eclipse glasses will meet the 19 00:00:44,411 --> 00:00:47,814 ISO 12312-2 standard. 20 00:00:48,281 --> 00:00:50,550 It's best to store eclipse glasses in a safe place 21 00:00:50,550 --> 00:00:52,585 where they won't become scratched or punctured. 22 00:00:52,585 --> 00:00:53,486 Remember, 23 00:00:53,486 --> 00:00:57,457 never look at the Sun without eclipse glasses or a solar filter. 24 00:00:57,457 --> 00:00:59,426 Be safe and happy Sun viewing everyone!