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Where to buy solar eclipse glasses, and how to tell if they meet safety requirements

On Aug. 21, the moon is going to mask the sun for a rare total solar eclipse that will cross the United States from the Oregon to the South Carolina coasts. And if you want to safely watch this astronomical spectacle, you'll need special "eclipse glasses" to protect your eyes.These are the special solar filters that allow viewers to look at the sun for short periods of time as the eclipse progresses. Although the sun will be significantly dimmer as the eclipse progresses, it's still not safe...

Where to get eclipse glasses in Columbia

Protective eyewear to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is on sale in some Columbia area stores and other locations.Midlands tourism officials are finalizing plans to give away 100,000 pairs of the glasses with lenses that allow viewing the eclipse safely. Locations will be publicized when the glasses become available.VIDEO: What you need to know to get ready for the big eclipse in ColumbiaOther places that will offer eclipse glasses include:▪ All Richland Library locations will be handing out...

Coffee shop recalls solar eclipse glasses over safety fears

KTVL/Mike Marut via CNNRelated content(CNN) - Safety concerns have prompted a recall of solar eclipse glasses given away at Dutch Bros Coffee stands."If you received a pair of these glasses, do not use them to view the eclipse," the company said in a statement announcing the voluntary recall.The moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse over the United States Monday. Optometrists warn that looking directly at the sun with the naked eye during the eclipse could cause...