NASA reminds public to use ISO-certified eclipse glasses for safe viewing

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All cars must be parked by 12:45 p.m.to ensure viewers can see the total eclipse phase.

However, Amazon later contacted them warning that it had not received confirmation from the supplier that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer, and therefore, Amazon recommended people do not use the product to view the sun or the eclipse.

As the big event nears, demand for solar glasses is at an all-time high and an alarming number of fake glasses have entered the market.

Also, do not look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device - even using your eclipse glasses or viewer.

Amazon appears to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses.

When purchasing eclipse glasses be certain ISO 12312-2 (or EN1836) is printed somewhere on them.

Another Portland resident, Will Clark, bought eclipse glasses billed as "CE and ISO tested, safe solar viewing". The glasses are available at the clinic front desk between regular office hours, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

"I give up", she tweeted.

"Safety is among our highest priorities".

Amazon said customers who did not receive an email purchased glasses that were safe to use.

We've reached out to Amazon and MASCOTKING for comment concerning the refunds, and will update if we hear back.

Midland County Public Libraries have scheduled a Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar with local astronomer Daryl Lane from 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. August 14 at the Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland.

A shop steward for Local 2665, the union that includes Cedar Hill Firefighters, said they ordered about 250 glasses from Amazon to hand out.

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