The chance to watch a solar eclipse only comes around every so often. When it does, make sure you’re ready to make the most of it. You can’t watch a solar eclipse unless you have the proper eclipse glasses or viewers to keep your eyes safe. If you’re wondering where to buy solar eclipse glasses, look no further. Rainbow Symphony has a whole variety of solar eclipse glasses so you can view safely and in style.
What Is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun. During a solar eclipse, the moon casts two shadows over the earth, causing darkness during the day. These shadows are called the umbra and penumbra. Solar eclipses occur about every 18 months, but they only last a few minutes. Make sure you stay up-to-date on when the next eclipse is occurring, or else you might miss it!
There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial, and annular. Total eclipses are the most striking, but they are only visible over small areas. It’s important to do your research to make sure that, if you’re planning on viewing a total eclipse, you are within the ‘path of totality’.
Why Do You Need Eclipse Glasses?
If you’re asking where to buy solar eclipse glasses, you may be wondering why you need them in the first place. Unless you’re looking at a solar eclipse during the moment of totality, you’re actually staring directly at the sun!
Looking at the sun can cause too much ultraviolet light to flood into your eyes, resulting in solar retinopathy. At its worst, it can cause blindness, but usually, it tends to result in blurred vision, dark or yellow spots, pain in bright light, or loss of vision in the center of the eye. To permanently damage your eyes, you typically need to stare at the sun for 100 seconds––which could very well happen if you’re attempting to watch a solar eclipse!
At Rainbow Symphony, we’ve outfitted our eclipse shades and eclipse viewers with solar lenses that filter out the harmful ultraviolet light. All of our eclipse glasses meet the standard for ISO 12312-2:2015 and are "CE" Certified to meet the transmission requirements of scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992 for safe direct solar viewing. In other words, with our eclipse glasses, you can watch the entire solar eclipse with no fear of damaging your eyes!
Where to Buy Eclipse Glasses
At Rainbow Symphony, we offer multiple options for eye safety during a solar eclipse. You can use eclipse glasses, which are like sunglasses that have special solar filters instead of regular lenses. If you plan on photographing the solar event, be sure to check out our solar filters which can be attached to cameras and binoculars. The only way you can go wrong is by not buying any eclipse lenses at all!
No matter what your taste in eclipse viewing is, you know where to buy solar eclipse glasses: Rainbow Symphony!