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Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

"The event is being referred to as 'The Great American Eclipse", because an approximately 70-mile wide path from OR to SC will witness a total eclipse of the sun and nearly the entire continental United States will see at least 60 percent of the sun obscured.

Made from an extremely opaque black polymer film containing fine carbon powder, true solar-safe lenses are created to screen out 250,000 times more visible light than would otherwise reach the naked eye, said B. Ralph Chou, a Canadian optometrist who led development of global standards for solar optics. "We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse".

Science Central's event Sunday will show people how to experience the solar eclipse safely during hands-on activities and demonstrations, the science center said on its website, www.sciencecentral.org. In addition to making sure that eclipse shades or handheld viewers meet the ISO safety standard, they suggest making sure they're in good condition.

Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam
Trump said he thought US allies South Korea and Japan were "very happy" with how he was handling the confrontation. Guam has fired off an Imminent Missile Threat fact sheet in response to the apocalyptic threat from North Korea.

According to NASA's total solar eclipse interactive map, Ferndale will see a partial solar eclipse - 87.39 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon. They are being distributed one per person on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Homemade filters and ordinary sunglasses don't provide enough protection for looking at the sun or the eclipse. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

Amazon recently sent out an email to customers to let them know some of the solar eclipse glasses they have been selling were not confirmed safe for viewing the eclipse. The filter should always go on the front of the device.


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