There is still time to get your solar eclipse glasses


On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will experience an eclipse where the moon passes in front of the sun. The path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun, stretches all the way from Oregon to South Carolina. Observers outside the path of totality will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s surface. If you will be viewing the eclipse from Dublin Ohio, the eclipse will begin at 1:04 pm, reach its maximum at 2:30 pm and end at 3:52 pm. Columbus viewers won’t experience a total eclipse but nearly 90%. To safely view the eclipse, you need eclipse glasses. Make sure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards: (1) Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard;
(2) Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product.

The American Astronomical Society has verified that these five manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: American Paper Optics, Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only), Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.