Well guys, it's coming around again. Another amazing viewing opportunity is coming up with the eclipse.

Now I'm sure some of you are like, "Behk, what is the big deal.  Didn't we see this a few years ago?!"  Well, this is slightly different.

Mix 92.3 logo
Get our free mobile app

So what makes this eclipse such a big deal is just how many North American cities fall right under the path of totality — meaning they'll experience up to four minutes of pitch-black sky right in the middle of the day.


And since there are a LOT of great places to see the whole thing, that means somebody wants to make money.  And that means fake eclipse glasses are back.

People selling them online was also a problem before the last U.S. eclipse in 2017. If they're not legit, you could BURN YOUR EYEBALLS OUT. It can cause permanent damage to your retinas.


If you're not fully confident in the glasses you bought, here's what to do. "Scientific America" says there's a three-step test you can do to make sure your eclipse glasses are legit.

1. Put them on indoors and look around. You should only be able to see very bright lights. Like a halogen bulb, or an iPhone flashlight shined directly at you.


2. Take them outside, but don't look at the sun yet. It should be too dark to see distant hills, trees, or even the ground.


3. Take a quick glance at the sun. It shouldn't hurt at all. You should be able to comfortably look at the sun and see a bright, sharp-edged disk. If it feels hard at all, stop immediately. And only do it if your glasses pass the other two tests first.


If they pass all three of those tests, you're probably good to go. But be careful, because it's not foolproof. You might still want to be cautious, and only look at the eclipse for a few seconds every minute or so.

Just be cautious, don't be too quick to buy, and you'll be fine. You got this.


Eclipsingly yours,

READ ON: Weird, wild UFO sightings from throughout history

More From Mix 92.3