If you’ve ever enjoyed a good picture of a starry night.
If you’ve looked up and taken in the vastness of space.
If you have any appreciation for the natural world and the wonder found in it, then I’m sure you know what Monday is.
August 21, 2017, is the day a Solar Eclipse will show across the continental U.S. and with millions of Americans readying themselves to see it, it’s important to be safe.
You remember your mom telling you not to stare at the sun, right?
Well, a Total Solar Eclipse is part moon part sun and while it’s safe to look at it directly in when totality but not before or after that. While you’re waiting for it to reach its full phase you need to wear the proper protection.
If you haven’t got some already make sure to get yourself a pair of eclipse glasses.
(No. Your Ray-Bans aren’t eclipse glasses. Doesn’t matter how polarized, UVA, UVB, reflective, super-powered they are.)
Only glasses verified by an accredited testing lab and meet code ISO 12312-2 are safe to use for an eclipse. I got mine at Home Depot for $1 and they are vastly different from any pair sunglasses. They are thousands of times darker than my Costas and I have the ones that provide the most sun protection.
Care for your eyes. They let you see how easy it is to work with us!
So take the time this coming Monday and enjoy the Great American Eclipse!