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Safely View the Solar Eclipse

If you're planning on viewing the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, hopefully you've heard by now that you will need to wear special glasses. The glasses filter out nearly all of the incoming light so you can watch the moon covering up the sun without damaging your eyes.

Reports have recently surface of consumers unknowingly purchasing unsafe or counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. If you haven't purchased glasses yet, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is now recommending people ensure their glasses are ISO certified and come from reputable vendors that it has verified and listed on its website, https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.

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