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Where to buy legitimate eclipse glasses

The Aug. 21 event is an opportunity many are taking advantage of. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The Aug. 21 event is an opportunity many are taking advantage of. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky's Darkest Day is right around the corner. The American Astronomical Society and NASA are encouraging proper viewership. 

Looking directly at the sun during the eclipse, or at any point, can have long lasting and serious consequences.

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The American Astronomical Society has released a list of legitimate vendors of solar filters and viewers including the following companies:

  • American Paper Optics
  • Rainbow Symphony
  • Thousand Oaks Optical
  • TSE 17

Safe solar viewers and eclipse glasses must meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 

Some of the retail stores selling proper viewing apparatus include Kroger, Walmart, Toys "R" Us and Lowe's. 

Do you need solar glasses? Check out WAVE 3 News' Day at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 19.

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