Solar eclipse glasses will be essential to ensure safe solar viewing of several solar events this year; the Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 20/21 May 2012, The Transit of Venus on 5/6 June 2012 and the Total Solar Eclipse on 13 November 2012 (14th November local Australia time).
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.)
The Transit of Venus : 5/6 June 2012
What You Will See NASA Venus Transit Information.
The Venus transit will be visible from the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia.
Most of North and Central America, and northern South America will witness the beginning of the transit (on June 5) but the Sun will set before the event ends. Similarly, observers in Europe, western and central Asia, eastern Africa and western Australia will see the end of the event (on June 6) since the transit will already be in progress at sunrise from those locations.
Total Solar Eclipse : 13 November 2012 (14 November local Cairns, Australia time)
What You Will See NASA Total Solar Eclipse Information.
A Total Solar Eclipse starts at dawn in the very north of Australia, passing over Port Douglass and Cairns the shadow narrowly misses Norfolk Island and tracks across the Pacific without making landfall again.
A partial eclipse will be visible from a much larger region covering Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
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.