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Seattle Library giving out free solar eclipse viewing glasses

Seattle Library giving out free solar eclipse viewing glasses

Totality will be visible only from a ribbon of land that stretches across the US; the rest of the country will see only a partial eclipse.

The total phase of the solar eclipse won't be visible, however.

In Seattle, the eclipse begins at 9:09 a.m.

The solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21.

"We used to say that you should look for evidence that they comply with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the Sun", the organization posted on its website.




The eclipse will be visible across the continental United States and is the first of its kind since 1979. "We'll still get a decent eclipse, but it's a partial eclipse". The company, which has been manufacturing solar products for more than 35 years, offers both glasses and optical viewing sheets. Do a search online for ISO 12312 solar eclipse glasses or check local stores. Eclipse glasses can not have any scratches, cuts or be damaged in any way. And be careful of phony eclipse glasses that are flooding the market. In Polson, we will see about 89 percent coverage so we need to wear special eye protection the entire time when we are looking at the eclipse.

The lucky ones who live or will visit the 70 mile wide path of total eclipse running from the Pacific Northwest southeastward across the continental United States to SC, will witness daytime turn into night as the moon blocks out the sun. The grid will show the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse.

Not only does Rainbow Symphony sell an assortment of paper glasses, but they also offer designer solar viewing glasses. The company started planning for this eclipse about two years ago and hired around 60 additional workers. You'll have to get within a foot or so of where you are viewing it to get the image in focus. They also allow viewers to look at the sun for an unlimited amount of time.

According to Dulsky, the Association is looking into holding a viewing event on Eclipse Day at the Northampton Township Municipal Park on Hatboro Road.