What are the best solar eclipse glasses?

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    #1Celestron Solar Eclipse EclipSmart Deluxe Solar Observing & Imaging Kit

    Celestron Solar Eclipse EclipSmart Deluxe Solar Observing & Imaging Kit

    Celestron Solar Eclipse EclipSmart Deluxe Solar Observing & Imaging Kit includes a premium hard frame, wrap-around solar eclipse glasses featuring ISO12312-2 certified solar safe filter technology for guaranteed safe observation of the sun.


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    Scott Baker
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "i want to see the big August Eclipse event with my family. This choice was perfect for me because it came with 4 pairs of standard solar shaded. Its great for the kids or to share with friends. It includes an illustrated guidebook with tips, preparation for viewing the eclipse. Even it has a map to follow eclipse's path. We tried the glasses to view some sunsents, just as a trial, hehe! They are comfy and light. I can't wait to try them for the big deal!"
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    #2Eclipse Glasses Standard - Stars & Stripes Set 10x

    Eclipse Glasses Standard - Stars & Stripes Set 10x

    Eclipse Glasses Standard - Stars & Stripes - 10x is a set that includes a set of ten shades, brochures, and stickers. The solar eclipse glasses allow you to watch the eclipse comfortably and safely.



    Bryan Lee
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Like everyone else, I got roped into the hype for the solar eclipse. As I needed some solar eclipse glasses out of fear of going blind, I purchased Eclipse Glasses Standard - Stars & Stripes Set 10x from the Total Solar Eclipse website. Thankfully, they still had some in stock as nearly everyone else was out of stock. I received my glasses well within time to get prepared for the solar eclipse. The glasses protected my eyes as expected, I just wish the design was more minimalist and less tacky."
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    #3Total Solar Eclipse EclipSmart

    Total Solar Eclipse EclipSmart

    Celestron ISO Certified Solar Eclipse Power Viewers Solar Observing Kit has two ISO compliant power viewers that will give you a closer look at the solar eclipse than regular solar shades. These folding binoculars easily fit in your pocket.


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    George Thomas
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "So I bought these solar eclipse glasses because it had some informational literature included. I thought this would be a fun way for my kids to experience the eclipse while trying to keep within a budget. Unfortunately I was unimpressed with the whole order. Even though there was some nice information provided there was not really anything there that I couldn't get off the internet. The glasses themselves were good enough to use and I didn't have much issue with those. In the end I wish I would have bought something else, but that is alright because we still had fun."


What happens if you look at an eclipse without glasses made for viewing them? Most likely, you can go blind. The sun during solar eclipses can damage your eyesight. Especially if you look at the sun with your naked eyes. Even looking at the solar eclipse for a few seconds are harmful without any protection. Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes retinal burns. The damage from exposure may not be immediately noticed. It can temporary or permanent depending on the amount of exposure. Symptoms of eclipse blindness include distorted, altered color, and loss of central vision.

If you want to witness looking at a solar eclipse, there are safe ways to view it. Minus the risk of permanent eye damage. You can buy eclipse viewing glasses with lenses specific to that purpose. Solar eclipse glasses often come in sets which is usable by many people. Another alternative to viewing a solar eclipse is to create a pinhole projection. The materials needed are cardboard and white paper. Although looking at the sun with your bare eyes is damaging. Looking at it through your phone bears the same effect. Especially if the photo has no filter and you look at the screen for too long. When taking photos of solar eclipses, there need to be some pointers to keep in mind.

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    #4Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses filter 100% of harmful ultra-violet, infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. They are CE and ISO certified for direct sun viewing, independently tested to meet the standards for safe direct sun viewing.


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    Anthony Vargas
    Written on August 8, 2017
    "If you are like me, you would be skeptical that a glasses maid of cardboard and that cost more or less 1$ a piece coud be able to work effectively. Oh, and if you want to know why I buy this kit if I wasnt too sure, the reason was that I found the manufacturer at the NASA website. Well, they work! I tested them looking at the sun and they work. Also, I like their galactic design. Highly recommended!"
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    #5Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Solar Eclipse Glasses

    These Solar Eclipse Glasses are a fun and safe way to observe the Sun. It comes with three pairs so you can share the experience with you friends or family.


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    Benjamin Richards
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "Solar eclipse glasses are pretty easy to get ahold of. Honestly I pulled these up on Amazon and they did the trick for me, so if you're looking for a good pair I'd recommend these. They worked great when I needed them and they seem good enough to keep through the next eclipse too!"
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    #6Stock Eclipse Glasses

    Stock Eclipse Glasses

    Stock Eclipse Glasses are exclusively manufactured with 2 mil scratch resistant polymer (black/silver) lenses that filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet and infrared rays and 99.999% of intense visible light.


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    Ángel Santos
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I'm preparing a big party for the August 2017 Solar Eclipe event. Problem is, I couldn't find any eclipse glasses manufacturer that sent them in big packs. I needed +40. And then I found this ones. I received the 50 solar glasses in a perfect condition and in a lot of designs, so my friends will be able to pick their favorite ones. Of course, they are cheap looking and I don't expect them to survive the event, but quality wasnt the problem here."
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    #7Sunoculars Mini

    Sunoculars Mini

    Sunoculars Mini by Lunt Solar Systems come with 6x the magnification of eclipse glasses. They are ideal for viewing a solar eclipse in detail as they are personally tested on the sun to assure 100% quality and safety.


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    Adam Brown
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "I love to view eclipses and I was looking for a different version of the normal solar eclipses glasses... Then, I found this sunoculars and I bought them. I'm very satisfied, the quality of the image is great, they are portable and they have the seal of quality of Lunt Solar Systems, who manufacture top quality solar telescopes for serious amateur astronomers. Highly recommended!"
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to build a DIY pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse

    [TUTORIAL] How to build a DIY pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse

    How to build a DIY pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse is an article by The Verge. The online article gives you step by step instructions to put together a pinhole projector to view the sun directly.



    Judy Schmidt
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Seeing a solar eclipse is exciting, but it's not worth harming my eyes if I observe the eclipse in an unsafe way. This DIY pinhole eclipse projector is simple to recreate, has easy to understand directions and allows me to see the solar eclipse without risking my eyes. Great project to do with the kids as well to keep their eyes safe also!"

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