View the Solar Eclipse

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: