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Eclipse Glasses Sold Out in Advance of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse

“I think we had about 1,500 glasses on Monday and they were gone within about two hours after we opened,” said Ashley Rich, patient services supervisor at Shasta Eye Medical Group in Redding, according to Redding.com, the web site for the local newspaper.

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center in Reno, Nevada sold out earlier this week and ordered another 10,000 pair, according to a local web site.

Looking as the sun without proper protection can damage your eyes. Sunglasses are NOT proper protection.

If you know a welder, you could be in luck. A safe substitute for eclipse glasses is No. 14 welder’s glass, used in goggles. There are also several clever ways to view the eclipse safely indirectly, including easy-to-make pinhole cameras and simply standing under a tree to look for dappled light that will reveal an image of the eclipse on the ground.  Read More

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