The next August 21 will take place a solar eclipse that the American people have been waiting for decades. So being able to see it live is - and will be - one of the main attractions that the inhabitants can have. In Spain, the eclipse can be seen in its initial phase in some parts of the peninsula. But as we say, the best part will be taken to the other side of the pond.
As you may have found out, the demand for special glasses to see the solar eclipse of this August live has risen exponentially. Amazon is one of the online sites where more users are turning. But, on the other hand, counterfeiters are already swarming the Internet. And they are already selling glasses that have nothing to do with official models.
According to NASA, the first thing users should look at is that the glasses are certified with the corresponding CE / ISO seals. Being the first for the European Union and the second for the United States (ISO 12312-2: 2015). In addition, the organization's website details different trusted sellers and with whose products we will not have any fright in our sight. Among them DayStar, Celestron, Seymour Solar, Rainbow Symphony, Meade Instruments, among others.
Apparently, and according to the portal The Verge, Amazon has already had to act in its own store. It would have already withdrawn the first non-certified products. The retired brand is the one that was offered as: 'MASCOTKING Solar Eclipse Glasses 2017 - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing - Eye Protection'. According to the announcement, they were certified. Although, logically, this was not the case. Users who bought these glasses were He has sent them an alert message informing them not to use the glasses. And of course, they have been reimbursed.
We repeat that from Spain it will not be possible to attend such an event. However, and thanks to new technologies, NASA will make available to everyone a video in streaming (live) in which to enjoy the moment in front of the computer. You will only have to visit the web dedicated to this effect.