* The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years
* Being called “The Great American Eclipse”
* Be prepared with specialized glasses for safe viewing
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible to a huge swath of America. As the moon passes in front of the sun, a 70-mile shadow will sweep across the earth from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years, and has been dubbed “The Great American Eclipse” by astronomers. Needless to say, it will be an apocalyptic-looking spectacle–well worth two minutes of your day.
NASA recommends certain safety precautions to take if you’re planning on viewing the eclipse. Even with the sun partially blocked, looking at an eclipse for too long will cause serious damage to your retinas. Following NASA’s criteria, we’ve found these specialized Soluna glasses for safe eclipse viewing. They’re CE and ISO certified, and filter all of the harmful ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as 99.9% of intense visible light. They’re decently priced, and come in a 10-pack so that everyone can enjoy this rare occurrence.
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