Eclipse Watching

In case you unaware, the sun is being blotting out by the moon across all of the United States today. I happen to have traveled to my in-laws who live right in the path of totality.

I think this astronomical phenomenon is far more interesting than any compliance story I could read or write about.

My one compliance tip is to not look directly at the sun, except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse if you are in the path of totality.

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters or eclipse glasses. These eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers should be labeled as being compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.