Do you have your viewers ready for the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21?
Northeast Ohio isn’t in the path of totality, but the event should still make exciting viewing. There's tons of information at the NASA website on where and when to watch. Don’t even think of looking at the sun with regular sunglasses. Viewers are being sold and distributed, but some of them are not up to safety standards. Here’s a link to the American Astronomical Society's list of reputable vendors of solar filters and viewers. Some of the viewers that have been sold were not certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. You can check the link to make sure yours are safe.
If you can't find solar filters and viewers, here's how you can make a solar eclipse viewer.