Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses

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The Moon's shadow will block the Sun's light، and weather permitting، those within the path of totality will be treated to a view of the Sun's outer atmosphere، called the corona.

The Great American Eclipse, the first solar eclipse visible in all of America since 1979, is coming up fast.

In an email sent to buyers of the unverified glasses, Amazon told customers "We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse".

" Before looking up at the bright sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer". Oregon's Department of Transportation said the eclipse will cause "the biggest traffic event in OR history" as visitors descend on the state in cars and camper vans.

In addition to its preparation event, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society also will help people experience the solar eclipse by having members out from noon to 3 p.m. August 21 in the plaza outside the main library, a group news release said.

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" Always read and follow all directions that come with the solar filter or eclipse glasses".

Check the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers link, https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters, for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that are verified to comply with ISO 12312-2, global safety standard for these products. The device will have a webcam and a solar filter fitted to it, which will enable streaming directly on the official YouTube channel of Space India and will also be available on the organisation's website. If it is scratched or damaged, throw it away. These solar filters are used in "eclipse glasses" or in hand-held solar viewers.

Staring at the sun can damage an eye's retina, causing temporary or even permanent damage. Help children to use handheld solar viewers and eclipse glasses correctly.

As eclipse glasses sell out at retailers across the USA, customers are panicking as they realize that their glasses may not arrive in time for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

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