Best Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Best Solar Eclipse Glasses For You?

There are several factors which determine the best solar eclipse glasses for you. These include:

1) Your location.

2) What type of viewing conditions you want to have.

3) How much time you need to spend looking at the sun.

4) Which type of solar filter will be most useful for your needs.


Are there any special features that might benefit your particular situation?

We can’t tell you exactly what kind of solar filters to buy because that would depend upon your individual circumstances. However, we can give you some ideas on different types of solar filters. Some of these are cheap, while others may cost thousands or even tens of thousands dollars. So, it’s up to you whether you’re willing to pay a premium for the best solar glasses available.

Solar Filter Types

The first thing to consider when choosing a solar filter is which type of filter you’ll use with your telescope. There are two basic types of filters: glass and plastic.

Glass filters are used on telescopes and binoculars, while plastic filters are used on cameras. Both types of filters allow light through but they have different effects on the image that you see from them.

With a telescope, you need a certain thickness of glass or plastic in order to create an image. So the more light that passes through, the dimmer the image will be.

A camera, on the other hand, needs to have very little light pass through in order to create the image and with telescopes, too much light passing through can wash out certain details in the sun’s surface. So it all depends upon what you need and how much time you have to set things up.

If you don’t have a telescope, never fear. You can still view the eclipse by looking directly at the sun using a no-mishole solar viewer.

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These can be picked up in most science stores and some book stores. They’re very easy to use: just look at the sun with it and enjoy the show! You can also buy welder’s glass #14 which you can look through directly at the sun.

Telescope filters:

Telescope filters come in two basic types: glass and solar film. Both types of filters allow you to look directly at the sun, but it’s important that no one else looks through your telescope because it will damage your eyes just as if you were looking directly at the sun.

The best filters allow you to see the sun in great detail. You’ll see large dark regions known as sunspots on the surface of the sun.

If the sun is currently experiencing an active period, you may also see flames spouting off the sun’s surface called prominences. It’s very beautiful to see.

Glass filters create a much brighter image than plastic filters do. However, they also cost much, much more money.

Sources & references used in this article:

The 2017 Solar Eclipse Community Impacts through Public Library Engagement by P Dusenbery, A Holland, K LaConte… – …, 2017 –

Science teachers as community eclipse outreach agents by A Fraknoi, D Schatz – Science Scope, 2017 –

Eclipse 2017 in Libraries: The Impact of Providing 2.1 Million Eclipse Glasses and Support to 7,100 Libraries Nationwide by A Fraknoi, D Schatz, D Duncan, P Dusenbery… – ASPC, 2019 –

Eclipse 2017: Resources for Teachers to Support Space Science Engagement by G Knezek, R Christensen, T Cline… – Society for Information …, 2017 –