Solar Eclipse Safety

watching the eclipse

Please be safe when viewing the solar eclipse on Monday. Viewing an eclipse without proper eye protection, even for a few seconds, can lead to permanent vision loss. Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

NASA approved eclipse glasses are a safe way to view the eclipse. Always inspect your eclipse glasses–if scratched or damaged discard them. If your eclipse glasses are not from a NASA approved company, they may be knockoffs and we recommend not risking using them to view the eclipse. Below you will find a link to NASA approved eclipse glasses vendors to confirm yours are legit.

If you have young children, we recommend having them watch a live-stream TV feed as it can be very difficult to convince them to keep their eclipse glasses on. Keep pets inside too. Also, if you procrastinated and didn’t purchase eclipse glasses, don’t despair! The second link below will show you how to create an eclipse viewer using a cereal box and aluminum foil. Most of all, have fun! Although in Texas we will only see a partial solar eclipse, it should be an amazing sight to see.  Stay safe and enjoy the eclipse!

NASA approved eclipse glasses:

How to make a cereal box pinhold projector