Unsafe eclipse glasses in circulation

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 23, 2017

Aside from the eclipse fun on August 21, the entire weekend will feature over 100 arts, crafts, and cuisine experiences, as well as live music all four days of the Italian Lights festival. On Aug 21,2017 people across the united states will see the sun disappear behind the moon, changing the daylight into twilight and also decreasing the temperature rapidly and revealing the massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.

The total path of totality of the eclipse on Aug 21, 2017, is 70 miles and it stretches from OR to SC.

More than 300 million people in the U.S. potentially could directly view the solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. Unfortunately, not all glasses sold for use during the celestial phenomenon is safe for use.

The safe glasses must also have the reference number ISO 12312-2.

NASA also recommends that residents not reuse old eclipse viewing glasses, as they become unsafe after three years. Regular sunglasses may be used to protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun but these should not used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses.

"It's important that individuals take the responsibility to check they have the proper solar eclipse viewing glasses. Always supervise children using solar filters".

NASA says the only glasses that should be used are produced by four companies - American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, TSE 17 and Thousand Oaks Optical.

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