Illinois Prepares for 2024 Solar Eclipse: AAS Warns Against Unsafe Viewing Glasses


Share post:

Chicago, IL – As the anticipation for the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse grows, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has issued a warning to consumers regarding the purchase of eclipse glasses and solar viewers. The AAS emphasizes the importance of buying from reputable vendors that meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.

According to the AAS’s official eclipse website, the market has seen an influx of counterfeit and substandard solar viewing products. They advise against buying from unlisted vendors, especially on platforms like Amazon, eBay, or Temu.

Midwesterners preparing for the eclipse are urged to plan ahead and verify the safety certification of their eclipse glasses. The AAS website provides a list of trustworthy suppliers to ensure that all eclipse enthusiasts can enjoy the celestial event safely without risking eye damage.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Bourbonnais, IL – Classic Cars Converge for Cancer Charity: 14th Annual Benefit Car Show in May

Bourbonnais, IL - Bourbonnais is set to host the 14th Annual Benefit Car Show, a community event driven by...

Morgan County, IN – Travelers Face Detours: State Road 44 Closure Announced

Morgan County, IN – Morgan County commuters will need to plan alternative routes as State Road 44 has...

Elkhart, IN – Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Teen Driver on C.R. 7

Elkhart, IN - A tragic collision in Elkhart claimed the life of a 37-year-old bicyclist, Morris Williams of South...

Iowa Manhunt: Double Homicide Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

Marshalltown, IA - A double homicide investigation is underway in Marshalltown, Iowa, following the discovery of two deceased...