The following pages (as well as the instructions printed on the glasses) make up the complete set of instructions you need to follow, in order to use Eclipse2017.org's eclipse glasses:
Direct link to the English eclipse
glasses instruction booklet (PDF)
Direct link to the
Instruction sheet PDF
(Include this sheet, or a link to it, with
any glasses you provide to others)
Links from the AAS!
| How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely!
| Projection: Pinhole & Optical
| General Eye Safety
|Solar Eclipse safety flyer and tons of great resources|
| (Direct links to one-page PDF instruction sheets:)
Eclipse viewing instruction sheet provided by NASA
|The safety information in the links above has been endorsed by the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, NASA, the American Academy of Optometry, and the National Science Foundation.|
Your eyes are important, and so is this message. It should not scare you away from viewing the eclipse, but it should scare you enough that you take all proper precautions in protecting your eyes, and the eyes of those for whom you have direct responsibility, from the Sun!
Every statement and recommendation on this site regarding viewing the eclipse is understood to contain the caveat that proper precautions regarding eye safety will have been taken by the observer, and that it is the observer's full responsibility to ensure that at all times while any part of the sun's photosphere (bright disk) is visible, will they observe it directly ONLY with suitable protective equipment, obtainable from eclipse2017.org and reputable third parties also noted on this site.
Eclipse2017.org considers eye safety to be one of the most important aspects of successfully viewing a total eclipse, and understands the massive amount of misinformation that is out there regarding this critical subject. We also understand that governmental agencies, schools, and professional organizations universally adopt the most conservative approach possible when advising the public - namely, never to look at the Sun, ever, under any circumstances, with any type of device, no matter what. Reconciling that with the absolute fact that every day, solar astronomers successfully point their equipment at the Sun and perform direct solar viewing without any harm to their eyes whatsoever, is a very difficult challenge. We will nevertheless make the attempt, because correct information and education is always the best course of action to follow in undertaking an exploration of any adventure in life. A total eclipse is one of those adventures, and so we will continue to attempt to combat misinformation with facts.
The content of this site is informational in nature, has been tested and found to be accurate in actual use on numerous occasions, and is sufficient to ensure complete safety when suggested practices are strictly followed. However, no one can or should take responsibility for your actions, or your safety, except you.
You must agree with the above statements in their entirety, you must read and comply with the Terms and Conditions for use of the Solar Viewers, and you must agree to hold harmless Eclipse2017.org, inc., the authors of this site, and of all sites linked to by it, for any and all damage caused by your actions or inactions, to your person or the person of those under your guardianship, in order to use the information contained on said sites for any purpose.