Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

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The Stem in the Sky eclipse event at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center is from noon to 4:30 p.m.

This time, the path of total eclipse will be about 70 miles wide and begins in OR on the west coast and travels to SC on the east coast, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports on its eclipse website, eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

At Lake Mead, 71 percent of the sun will be eclipsed.

The next solar eclipse visible from the continental United States will be April 8, 2024.

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As a measure of excitement surrounding the event, a leading supplier of solar lenses, Arizona-based Thousand Oaks Optical, has sold enough of its filters this year alone to produce roughly 100 million pairs of glasses, company owner Pat Steele-Gaishin told Reuters. Special eclipse shades will be available.

The public is encouraged to come and learn about the Solar Eclipse that will take place on August 21, and how to view the eclipse safely.

NPS said to view the sun during the eclipse, use eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer.

The American Astronomical Society has listed manufacturers of eclipse glasses on their site, which are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard. If you stare at the sun without protection, you may experience damage to your retina (the tissue at the back of your eye) called "solar retinopathy".

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