Mar 4, 2024 - News

👓 Get your solar eclipse glasses now

Illustration of repeating solar glasses, with some missing.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Don't wait until the big solar spectacle to find eclipse glasses.

State of play: A historic eclipse will occur on April 8, and Houston will see 94% coverage.

  • While we're not in the path of totality, we're just a short drive away.

What they're saying: "By mid-March 2024, we expect to start hearing reports about various sellers running out of stock," Richard Tresch Fienberg, a senior adviser at the American Astronomical Society, told Axios' Analis Bailey.

  • "It'll get worse the closer we get to April 8."

Be smart: Viewing the eclipse without proper glasses could damage your vision.

The intrigue: Experts warn viewers that counterfeit products are flooding the market and you may not be able to tell if glasses are a scam.

  • A list of reputable manufacturers and authorized vendors can be found here.

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