NASA Issues Safety Warning For The Solar Eclipse

If you’re planning on watching the total solar eclipse next month, you’ll want to do so with caution, and NASA has released some safety guidelines. The government agency notes the only safe way to view the Sun, partially eclipsed or uneclipsed, are via special-purpose solar filters, including “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. NASA says four manufacturers have certified eclipse glasses that meet the international standards: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optcial, and TSE 17. You should put on your special glasses before the eclipse starts, and remove them only after the eclipse is completely over. Also, don’t even think about looking at the eclipse through an unfiltered camera, telescope, or binoculars as you could end up with serious eye injuries. The total solar eclipse happens on August 21st, and will be visible across across all of North America. (Fox