A lot of people are very excited about the solar eclipse coming up on August 21st and as we should all know, it is NOT SAFE to look at the solar eclipse without taking the necessary precautions. According to NASA, the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. But here's the problem...there are A LOT of knock-off eclipse glasses out there that won't keep your eyes safe during the eclipse.

Here's one way you can be sure that the glasses you are buying/getting are legit. The American Astronomical Society has come up with a list of places you can get your certified eclipse glasses. Click here to check out their list. In the Lansing area, I have seen online that you can also get glasses at the MSU Planetarium, Schuler Books & Music in the Eastwood Town Center and at the Capital Area District Libraries. (Please call ahead to confirm that...I would hate to see you waste a trip if my information is wrong or they don't have any left.)

Click here to see the path of the eclipse.

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