All You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse

All You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse

"You can't just put (the glasses) on and see whether they work", Kugler said.

"The closest place would probably be SC", said Malik.

Amazon said customers who did not receive an email purchased glasses that were safe to use.

Maine will next see a total solar eclipse April 8, 2024 when the path of totality goes through Western Maine.

The whole nation will be focused on the solar eclipse on August 21, but before you turn your eyes to the sky, you'll need protective eyewear. The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the Lower 48 was 1979-and that was only visible from a few states in the Pacific Northwest.

Trying to find some eclipse glasses in the Tennessee Valley is getting harder and harder, so you might be looking at other options.

The last total solar eclipse visible in the USA occurred in 1979, and the last one to cross the entire country was nearly a century ago. The company sent letters out to customers saying not to use certain glasses it sold because it can't verify that they are certified.

Organizers say the Travertine Nature Center will have a solar telescope onsite, along with eclipse glasses.

You can get safety regulated glasses here.

In order to properly view the eclipse by looking at it directly, you need eye protection that complies with ISO 12312-2:2015 - the standard for stuff that lets you look directly at the sun.

As the day of the eclipse draws closer, trying to find certified viewing glasses is getting more and more hard. There are no pain receptors in the retina, so people wouldn't feel the damage they are causing. That list includes: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Casey's General Store, Hobby Town, Lowe's, and Walmart. For those wanting to view this rare spectacle directly with your eyes, you will need some glasses.



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