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NASA advises people on what kind of glasses to use to view the total eclipse

A solar eclipse will be visible in Cleveland Aug. 21, 2017. (Source: NASA) A solar eclipse will be visible in Cleveland Aug. 21, 2017. (Source: NASA)
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NASA is warning people to be on the lookout for some unsafe glasses making the rounds for next month's total eclipse of the sun.

Here is a list of manufacturers that make safe eclipse glasses:

  • American Paper Optics
  • Baader Planetarium
  • Rainbow Symphony
  • Thousand Oaks Optical
  • TSE 17

All of the glasses should have the code ISO 12312-2. The glasses should not be used if they are older than three years or have scratched/wrinkled lenses. 

NASA has a whole page dedicated to eclipse safety.

As exciting as this is, the number one warning you will hear repeatedly is never look directly into the sun without using some sort of protection or device. Specialty eclipse glasses are appropriate, not sunglasses. Only those in the area of totality should look at the eclipse when it is at its peak. We've checked and locally The Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland is selling the special eclipse glasses for $2.99 and currently have a large supply. 

Solar Eclipse 2017: What you'll see where you live Aug. 21

The website Vox has a helpful interactive site where you can place your zip code in the yellow box and it will diagram for you the entire event including how much of the sun will be blocked where you are. 

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