Solar eclipse glasses will be essential to ensure safe solar viewing of the Annular Solar Eclipse : 10 May 2013 or Hybrid Solar Eclipse : 3 Nov 2013.
These are brand new safety solar eclipse viewers, they are CE approved and independently tested for safe direct solar viewing. The eclipse glasses comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive (Directive 89/686/EEC), details of the EC directive can be found on the BIS government web site.
They have explicit usage information printed on the rear to ensure safety and also carry the CE mark.
For safe solar observations each solar eclipse viewer contains Solar Skreen® mylar (silver coloured) lenses to optical density 5.0 set in cardboard glasses with arms. The patented lenses consist of 2-ml scratch resistant, double aluminised Solar Skreen® that filters 99.999% of the ultra-violet and infrared rays of the sun.
Large quantities of solar eclipse glasses are available for sale at a discount. We can also help you make the most of your solar eclipse glasses promotion by having them custom printed with your own full colour design and marketing message. Please contact us for details. (Minimum order for customised printing is 5,000 pairs.)
Hybrid Solar Eclipse : 3 Nov 2013
What You Will See NASA Total Solar Eclipse Information.
A rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total.
The hybrid eclipse of 2013 is visible from within a thin corridor, which
traverses the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa.
A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's
penumbral shadow, which includes eastern North America, northern South
America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
A detailed list of places, times and animations showing what you can expect to see can be found on www.eclipse.org.uk.
Excellent sites for further details about solar eclipses and how to view them safely are:
NASA Eclipse Information
Sheridan Williams' Solar Eclipse Web Site
Manufacturers safety endorsement
Our safe solar eclipse viewing glasses have received an independent safety endorsement from the foremost authority on eye safety during solar eclipses. Dr. Ralph Chou, professor of optometry at University of Waterloo, developed the eye safety standards for viewing solar eclipses.
"SolarSkreen has had an excellent reputation for more than 25 years as a safe filter material for observing the sun and solar eclipses. I recommend it for both beginning and experienced solar observers." Dr. Ralph Chou.
WARNING : Never observe the Sun with the naked eye or a telescope, binoculars, camera or other optical device. Doing so will seriously damage your eye sight and may lead to permanent blindness. Both the eye and artificial optical devices concentrate the extremely strong ultraviolet light from the Sun onto the retina. This can permanently destroy the retina's ability to detect light. To safely observe a solar eclipse you must use CE approved safety solar eclipse glasses such as those on sale here or use indirect methods such as pin hole projection onto a suitable surface.
Please note these solar eclipse glasses are not suitable for use with optical devices such as telescopes, binoculars or cameras, you need stronger and larger solar eclipse filters than these to protect you from the magnified sun light when using optical devices.
You will put your eye sight at risk by only wearing regular sunglasses or shades to directly view the sun.