Beware of Counterfeit Solar Glasses To View Eclipse

August 3, 2017

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People are getting excited for the solar eclipse coming to North America August 12st, the first one in over three decades.  As we've mention, even a totally eclipsed sun is dangerous if you look at it with your eyes.  As we will experience around 86% of the eclipse here, you definitely need to protect your eyes.  With many companies running low of solar glasses, be careful as desperate shoppers are buying counterfeit eclipse glasses that are being sold online, including Amazon.  A sign solar glasses may be fake is to review the seller.  If the company normally doesn't sell astronomical gear, there's a good chance they're not certified to protect your eyes.  NASA says you should check your glasses for certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard, have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product and do not use them if they are older than three years or have scratched or wrinkled lenses.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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