COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As the world, the United States, and South Carolina prepared for arguably the coolest celestial event in decades, our old friends at NASA want you to know that pairs of unsafe solar eclipse glasses are being distributed.
NASA says in order to properly view the Aug. 21 eclipse, you'll need a special pair of glasses certified by ISO and manufactured by these NASA-approved companies:
- American Paper Optics
- Rainbow Symphony
- Thousand Oaks Optical
- TSE 17
NASA also wants you to follow four simple tips when viewing the eclipse.
- Don't reuse old glasses. Unsafe after 3 years.
- If lenses have scratches, don't use.
- If lenses are wrinkled, not safe for viewing the eclipse.
- U.S. manufacturers recommended.
Hope you're ready!