Solar Eclipse
#21
Some stores are selling cardboard glasses (they look like 3D glasses) and are only $1.99.
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#22
I would be afraid to get one and have it be a fake though...
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#23
These were for sale at a major grocery store chain. To be safe I would still do some research but this wasn't the type of store to sell fakes.
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#24
We are probably doing a mirror projection or pinpoint projection, simply because all it would take is a faulty pair of glasses. Unlikely, but why risk it. I may anyway but I like the idea of trying the mirror projection.
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#25
I've heard people say that the mirror projection isn't as spectacular. I don't know. Shrug Maybe there are tests you can do to make sure the glasses are safe?
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#26
I have been hearing on the news and radio that all the acceptable glasses for viewing the eclipse with come with a warning written on the inside. Ones without are fakes. 
BUT, why can't the fakes have the warning written on them too? 

We are using the pinpoint projector to be safe. Too much "fake stuff" going around these days.  Undecided
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#27
That's very interesting with the labels, who would have though? It's so annoying that people make fake things and potentially permanently harm someone who doesn't know any better just for a few bucks.

So I just looked it up now and they said you shouldn't be able to see anything through the solar glasses except things comparably bright. So if you were to look at a light bulb you should be able to see the filament but it should be rather dim. They said you should also be able to see the sun's reflection off of shiny metals. Also if you glance at the sun with them the brightness shouldn't be uncomfortable and the image should be clear with no haziness around it. They also have a list of suppliers that sell the real ones. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification
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