BUYER BEWARE: Doctors warn of fake eclipse glasses

Tuesday, 08 Aug, 2017

You won't lose your head, but it's important to take some simple precautions to protect your eyes during an eclipse-you should never look at the sun with naked eyes, even when it's occluded by the moon.

He said the library has only 200 pairs to distribute beginning at 11 a.m. august 21, the day of the eclipse. According to NASA, appropriate eclipse glasses will have an ISO code of "12312-2" written on them. Partial eclipses will be viewable throughout the rest of North America.

Many people have been searching for these glasses both in stores and online but how can you know if the glasses you use are safe?

In Missouri, the Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly will be hosting a "Wonders of Creation Solar Eclipse Family Retreat" on August 20-21.

Some vendors are even going so far as to put falsified test results on their websites to support their bogus claims, AAS said. But who makes them all? They include 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Lowe's and Walmart.

Meanwhile, H.R. Ministries in Princeton, Kentucky is preparing to host a three day festival called SolQuest for the objective of evangelizing to the people who are expected to converge on the small town to view the eclipse.

The society offered its own list of what it called "reputable vendors" where viewers can purchase legitimate specs for the occasion, diverting people away from the reportedly bunk offerings being promoted to consumers. "Enough that you will have four planets up that you will be able to see, brighter starts will be out, birds and crickets will be making some noise", Lancaster said.

Savitz said you should only wear glasses that are ISO certified, which is labeled on the side of the certified glasses.

Ordinary sunglasses are not up to snuff. Thanks to available technology, this solar eclipse might become the most studied one ever.

Remember, astronauts use protective should too! "Because it's such a rare and exciting event, we wanted to create an interactive guide that everyone could enjoy". A shade number of 13 is ideal, AAS says, but those are hard to come by. With the help of automatic receivers, the moon's passage in front of the sun will and how this affects radio signals will be studied.

The next total eclipse to cross the United States will not occur until 2024, so if you are in the path of this one be sure to catch it.

There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year; however, this will be the first time in 26 years since a total solar eclipse has been seen in the US.