You may not feel the pain, but when you look at the sun, it is burning your eyes, Use these safe ways to view the solar eclipse.

Key Takeaways

Your eyes can be easily damaged by the sun without the right protection

For directly looking at the solar eclipse, use Certified Solar Viewing Glasses

There are many alternative INDIRECT viewing methods that are safe

Unsafe Eye Protection Methods

First, let's briefly mention UNSAFE methods of eye protection that you may have heard: 

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera Film
  • Xrays
  • Looking through a camera
  • Anything else that's not made specifically for solar viewing

Choosing the Right Eye Protection

Certified Solar Viewing Glasses

Look for glasses with the ISO 12312-2 certification. They're the real deal, tested and proven to protect your eyes.

You can find these in many places, including Amazon.

Alternative Methods

What to do if you forgot to order the glasses and all the local stores have run out or your dog chewed them.

Well, there are plenty of very SAFE INDIRECT ways to view the eclipse:

  • pinhole box cameras (called camera  obscura)
  • trees
  • colanders
  • crackers

Even if you have eclipse viewing glasses, these alternative methods can be a lot of fun to do with kids.

But don't delay! Totality lasts only 2 - 4 minutes.

  • Great advice! We especially don’t want to risk our vision. I need to find out what time the eclipse is. I know it’s tomorrow, but I haven’t paid attention to the time.

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