Where to buy solar eclipse glasses — here's where to find them ahead of April 8

Celestron Solar Eclipse Glasses
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A total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of North America and Central America on Monday, April 8, 2024. During the eclipse, the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, the solar eclipse will be visible from 13 states in the United States, according to NASA. The states include Texas through New York. 

To safely view the eclipse, you'll need a pair of solar eclipse glasses. Likewise, even the best cameras, telescopes, and binoculars will need solar filters to block dangerous UV light that can damage your eyes. There are a lot of cheap and counterfeit solar eclipse glasses out there. Although NASA doesn't approve any particular brand, there are some standards your solar glasses should comply with, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 international standard. 

Filters that are compliant with this standard not only reduce visible sunlight to safe levels, but they also block all but a tiny fraction of solar UV and IR radiation. Below we're rounding up solar eclipse glasses that meet this standard. Just keep in mind that they may not all arrive in time for the eclipse, so make sure to check the shipping dates before you order. 

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Celestron EclipSmart Solar Eclipse Glasses 4-Pack: for $11 @ Amazon

Celestron EclipSmart Solar Eclipse Glasses 4-Pack: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FCelestron-Certified-EclipSmart-Observing-44405%2Fdp%2FB01N17N0MO%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">for $11 @ Amazon
Although not on sale at the moment, this 4-pack of solar eclipse glasses comes out to roughly $2.98 per pair. Made in the USA, their filter conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) international safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun. It even comes with an eclipse guidebook. 

Grafix SafeShot Solar Viewer: for $15 @ Walmart

Grafix SafeShot Solar Viewer: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSafeShot-TM-The-ISO-Safe-Solar-Observatory-Smartphone-View-Events-With-Your-Eyes-Record-Smartphone-Tested-1-Pack%2F5242429234" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">for $15 @ Walmart
The Grafix SafeShot Solar Viewer is meant to be used with your smartphone. It's compatible with all smartphones and features a filter suitable for observing the sun for long periods of time. It's manufactured to ISO standard 12312-2-2015 for Eye and Face Protection for direct observation of the sun.

HelioClipse Solar Eclipse Glasses 12-Pack: was $24 now $19 @ Amazon

HelioClipse Solar Eclipse Glasses 12-Pack: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FHelioclipse-Solar-Eclipse-Glasses-Approved%2Fdp%2FB0C5S277BL%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $24 now $19 @ Amazon
These HelioClipse solar glasses are ISO 12312-2 and CE certified. The bundle includes 12 individually packed glasses with scratch resistant lenses. 

Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses 5-Pack: was $24 now $19 @ Amazon

Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses 5-Pack: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSolar-Eclipse-Glasses-Certified-Viewing%2Fdp%2FB08G9T3HTV%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $24 now $19 @ Amazon
A total solar eclipse will be viewable from North America on Monday, April 8. That means now is the time to get a reputable pair of solar eclipse glasses. Amazon currently has the Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses 5-Pack on sale for $19. They're made in the USA by NASA-approved manufacturer American Paper Optics and they're recognized as ISO-compliant by the American Astronomical Society.

Lunt Solar Eclipse Glasses 10-Pack: for $24 @ Amazon

Lunt Solar Eclipse Glasses 10-Pack: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLunt-Solar-Systems-Approved-Certified%2Fdp%2FB06ZZPRB7L%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">for $24 @ Amazon
This 10-pack of solar eclipse glasses comes out to roughly $1.99 per pair. Each filter conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) international safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun. 

DayStar Filters + Solar Glasses Kit: for $29 @ B&amp;H Photo

DayStar Filters + Solar Glasses Kit: <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434210-REG/daystar_filters_fua50_2_g5_binocular_fun_kit_pair.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">for $29 @ B&H Photo
This DayStar kit includes five pairs of solar viewing glasses as well as two 50mm Universal Lens Filters. All components in the kit are made with 12312-2 ISO-certified SOLARITE film. The pair of lens filters can be used on a single binocular or individually on camera lenses, spotting scopes, telescope dew shields, or other optics.

Celestron EclipSmart Solar Binocular: was $34 now $31 @ Amazon

Celestron EclipSmart Solar Binocular: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FCelestron-EclipSmart-American-Binocular-71237%2Fdp%2FB01MAX8ZB7%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $34 now $31 @ Amazon
The Celestron EclipSmart 10x25 Solar Binoculars feature Solar Safe filter technology for guaranteed safe observation of the sun. The dual lens non-removable glass solar filters fully meet the ISO12312-2 standard for safe viewing of the sun when used in accordance with the included instructions. 

Solar eclipse glasses: free @ Warby Parker

Solar eclipse glasses: <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1584493&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.warbyparker.com%2Fsolar-eclipse-2024&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - warbyparker.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">free @ Warby Parker
Prescription glasses maker Warby Parker is offering a free pair of solar eclipse glasses at all stores. The glasses are manufactured by American Paper Optics, which the American Astronomical Society lists as an approved seller of legitimate eclipse glasses. They're available through April 8 while supplies last. 

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