08-11-2017 12:31 PM
So I live in an area that's going to get 94% blockage, pretty cool! So a month ago I bought a pack of glasses on Amazon. Since then it's been discovered that they were flooded with forgeries. So now I need to trust my eyes can stare at the sun through bogus glasses? I've been searching for a legit pair but everyone is sold out. Best laid plans of mice and men.... sigh...
08-12-2017 06:14 AM
We also live in the 95% area, definitely cool!
Yesterday, I got a pair of glasses from the eye clinic where we get our eyes checked every year! For free! It's great advertising to them and I'm sure a lot of optometrists are giving these away.
08-14-2017 05:56 AM
someone posted on my town's fb page something to the effect of "do we really need the glasses? can't my kids and I just watch? It's just an old wives' tale that it will hurt your eyes..." ... speaking of good news for local eye doctors...
08-21-2017 09:01 AM
I recommend using your smart phone. You can watch the eclipse on the screen and record it at the same time.
Since there is no optical lens, there is no danger of damaging UV radiation reaching your eyes. And you will be able to re-watch it at your convenience.
Even with the so called "eclipse glasses", I would not recommend looking directly at the sun.