It is important to protect your eyes if you are planning to witness the Solar Eclipse coming up on August 21, 2017!
It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. Serious and permanent eye damage will occur if you do not take precautions and use proper eclipse viewing safety glasses that meet CE & ISO standards.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) recommends that specially designed, CE & ISO certified eclipse glasses be worn at all times if you want to face the sun, unless you are using an alternate, indirect method of watching the eclipse.
More information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/solar-eclipse-eye-safety
More information from AAS: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
More information from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse
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