|From The Independent|
Sunday, August 20, 2017
As you've no doubt heard, there are lots of phony eclipse glasses out there. Friends of mine decided that welder's goggles would be just as good. The thing is you can text your eclipse glasses in advance. When the day and the sun are normal (not in the eclipse), put on you eclipse glasses. If you can see anything else, but the sun, you don't have eclipse glasses and anything else you've come up with isn't safe to use. For more safety information, check the American Astronomical Society or check online to see if you have a local astronomy club (not astrology). Even this photo of an eclipse hurts my eyes, but the first one I used was, surrounded by red, orange and yellow flares, made it almost impossible to read this post. Don't look at it for a long time either.