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Witness History with Customizable Solar Eclipse Glasses

14th June 2023 in Days of the year

With two Solar Eclipses set to make their way over the USA within the next year, there has never been a better opportunity for you to promote your brand in a fun yet memorable way. Whether you choose to host an eclipse party or just want to give customers and employees alike the chance to witness a historic event, creating your own range of solar eclipse glasses is the perfect way to boost your brand’s visibility and reputation.

What is the difference between the two upcoming eclipses?

The eclipse crossing our skies on October 14th, 2023, is an Annular Solar Eclipse. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth whilst at its farthest point from Earth, causing the Moon to appear smaller than the Sun creating a “ring of fire” effect in the sky.

On the other hand, the eclipse crossing our skies on April 8th, 2024, is set to be an even bigger spectacle, known as a Total Solar Eclipse, the Moon is set to completely cover the Sun for a length of time known as ‘totality’ which can last up to 4 and a half minutes! A total eclipse will occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months; however, they will only happen in the same place once every 360 to 410 years.

How do solar eclipse glasses work?

Solar eclipse glasses are specially designed glasses that allow people to safely view the Sun during a solar eclipse, they work by reducing harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation that can cause damage to our eye’s retina leading to blindness.

Typically, the material used within eclipse glasses lenses consists of a thin layer of aluminum or silver that has been deposited on a piece of plastic film, which is then coated with a black polymer or dye. Together, this combination of materials allows harmful forms of radiation to be absorbed letting a safe amount of visible light to enter the eye when worn.

How can I view an eclipse?

Staring directly at the Sun can severely damage your eyes and even cause blindness. Therefore, you should never use a camera, binoculars, telescope, or any other lens to view the Sun unless it has been fitted with a specialized solar filter. You should also make sure to never look through a lensed device whilst wearing eclipse glasses as the lens of the device can seriously magnify the Sun’s rays causing damage to your eclipse glasses and eyes.

If you are planning to view either of the upcoming solar eclipses, it is vital that you take the correct precautions by using specialized equipment such as our customizable solar eclipse glasses that conform and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015.

How can I make sure my solar eclipse glasses are safe?

When it comes to investing in your own range of solar eclipse glasses, you want them to be as safe as possible. That’s why it is crucial you make sure the glasses you choose to buy conform to the proper ISO requirements. Besides that, you should also always inspect your glasses for any damage or defects before use as something as small as a scratch or tear could significantly comprise their effectiveness and safety.

Where can you view an upcoming solar eclipse?

No matter where you are situated within the country, you are sure to get a glimpse of either eclipse s. However, if you want to see them in their full glory you will need to be within the eclipse’s path of totality (the path traced on the Earth’s surface by the moon’s shadow). The path of totality in October will travel through 6 different states starting in Oregon and ending in Texas. In April, however, the path of totality will make its way through twice as many states making for an even bigger spectacle- starting in Dallas, Texas at 1.44 pm CDT and ending in Caribou, Maine at 3.34 pm EDT.

If you can’t make it to either path of totality or are scared of suffering from some serious FOMO, there is no need to worry. No matter where you are within the country on either eclipse you will still be able to catch a glimpse of a mesmerizing Partial Eclipse.

Invest in your own range of fully customized solar eclipse glasses today! Take full creative control, add a QR code or coupon for added value and make YOUR brand center stage during this cosmic event.

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