2017 Solar Eclipse Information
- The only safe way to look directly at the eclipse is through special eclipse-viewing glasses or filters. Sunglasses are not safe for looking at the eclipse.
- Safe viewing glasses must have the ISO reference number 12312-2.
- The eclipse may safely be viewed through a welder’s helmet only if it is number 14 welder’s glass or darker. If you can see the landscape through a helmet, the glass is not safe for eclipse viewing.
- The library will distribute viewing glasses during our solar eclipse viewing event, August 21.
Check these online retailers to purchase glasses: