On June 5, the planet Venus will cross in front of the sun, something that won't be seen again for another 100 years. The transit of Venus 2012 occurs just two weeks after the annular solar eclipse 2012 on May 20, in which the moon will block 80-90% of the sun for a period of several minutes depending on your location. An eclipse of this magnitude hasn’t been visible from the U.S. in more than 10 years.
Viewing both events requires being in the right place at the right time as well as the ability to stare directly at the sun for several minutes.
“Your teachers were right when they told you to never look at the sun,” says Mark S. Margolis, President of Rainbow Symphony Inc. and founder of Eclipse Shades®, the world’s largest manufacturer and provider of CE certified eclipse viewing safety glasses and viewers. “According to NASA, improper viewing of the sun during an eclipse can result in ‘eclipse blindness’ or permanent retinal burns.”
In the past, in order to view an eclipse, people had to rely on welder’s goggles or indirect viewing methods like watching the eclipse’s shadow cast on a piece of paper. Seeing the event as it happens without the proper eye protection is highly dangerous as it involves watching the sun for several minutes.
But now, innovative technological advances have resulted in a new breed of safe solar viewing lenses capable of completely blocking UV rays. Reminiscent of low-cost 3D glasses, Eclipse Shades® are an inexpensive, yet completely safe, option that has been be used by scientists, students and amateur astronomers to witness these rare heavenly events.
These eclipse glasses are available from Rainbow Symphony at http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/
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Rainbow Symphony Inc. has been supplying quality paper 3D glasses and specialty optical products for over 30 years. Whether you're looking to buy specific types of 3-D Glasses, Fireworks Glasses and Eclipse Glasses or Eclipse Shades - Safe Solar Viewers