Whether you received eclipse glasses through Space Science Institute (thanks to the generosity and support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, NASA, and Research Corporation) or purchased them yourself, now is the time to get outside and try them out! You will feel much more confident in answering the “are you sure these glasses work?” question with a resounding “YES!” when you have already viewed the Sun with them.

While viewing the Sun, be on the lookout for sunspots – there was a great pair today! Afterwards, you can use the Solar Vision app to get a close-up, real-time view of what you just saw.

With solar viewing, safety always comes first, so make sure to check out the Eclipse Resource Center for important safety tips and more.