The Great American Eclipse: Dos and Donts
If you plan on heading out Monday to enjoy the Great American Eclipse, you won't be alone. And there are a number of things you should consider before venturing whether it's into the wilderness or your backyard.
DO...get specific eclipse gear for your cameras.
(Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)Photo by: Philipp Guelland DON'T...think there won't be traffic. A lot of people are expected to head out to San Diego libraries, museums, and parks to find their best view. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Photo by: Scott Olson DO...use special eclipse glasses...if you can find a pair. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Photo by: Uriel Sinai DON'T...try to view the eclipse with the naked eye. That's a very bad idea. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Photo by: Jeff J Mitchell DO...take advantage of eclipse deals. Kripsy Kreme, for example, is selling special chocolate glaze donuts for the eclipse.Photo by: Contributed: Krispy Kreme/Sarah Roof DO...know when and where to expect the eclipse. You're best view are going to happen Monday, around 10 a.m. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)Photo by: Christopher Furlong DON'T...buy a fake pair of glasses of welder's masks that aren't strong enough. Welder glasses with a shade 14 welding lens is the only welding lens adequate for viewing the eclipse. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)Photo by: Peter Macdiarmid DO...find a fun alternative. There are plenty of ways to see the eclipse safely that don't include looking up, such as pinhole viewing or simple on television. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Photo by: Uriel Sinai DO...go with a group of friends! (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)Photo by: Sean Gallup DON'T...worry if you miss the eclipse. Another one is one it's way in 2024. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)Photo by: Ian Hitchcock