Marlborough Public Library Blog

Solar Eclipse-2017

We are receiving lots of calls inquiring about the solar eclipse glasses! we don’t have any glasses here at the library, however the American Astronomical Society provides information on where to purchase safe viewers.

“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. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products. ”

NASA provides more general information about how to safely view the eclipse.

For further information about viewing the eclipse from Marlborough, MA including when it begin’s and ends, check here!

Safe viewing!
-Marlborough Public Library Staff