I have my Eclipse glasses ready

By JJ
@JolietJake (41202)
August 11, 2017 5:36pm CST
So my Dad left me a pair of glasses at the house today for the upcoming eclipse later this month. So I put them on to see how dark they are...and I couldn't see anything at all! It was like I was blind. I did finally try to look directly into a bright light bulb while wearing them, and I could detect this extremely faint glow, so they do work. And the countdown continues...
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
11 Aug
Ah, I forgot all about the eclipse. I should get myself a pair of those. But knowing me I might forget to watch it. LOL.
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@toniganzon (41082)
• Philippines
11 Aug
When is the eclipse? The last time I watched a solar eclipse was when I was 9 years old. These days, I just let it pass without taking the time to stare at the sun.
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@JolietJake (41202)
11 Aug
It's on the 21st
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@toniganzon (41082)
• Philippines
12 Aug
@JolietJake Monday and a holiday in the city I live in.
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@NJChicaa (29915)
• United States
11 Aug
A friend of mine is taking a road trip in an RV to Arizona or New Mexico or some such place with his kids to get a good view of the eclipse.
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@JolietJake (41202)
11 Aug
He'd get the same view in those two states you would get at your place pretty much
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@BarBaraPrz (17533)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Aug
I tried to take a photo of a solar eclipse sometime in the '60s. I used an old box camera and just pointed it up approximately where the sun was. It burnt a hole in the film.
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@marguicha (81697)
• Chile
11 Aug
When is the eclipse?
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@JolietJake (41202)
11 Aug
It happens on the 21st for the US
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@EddieHands (32991)
• United States
12 Aug
oh you are so ready!!! Blessings !!!
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
12 Aug
They do work for sure, they are identical to those I bought in 1999 when we had the total eclipse. Scar needs also glasses.
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@JeeyanDee (2742)
12 Aug
Wow that's cool! I want to buy one now
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Aug
They were discussing this on the news tonight. If you can't see anything it means they are good glasses. Ten more days.
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@allen0187 (27498)
• Philippines
11 Aug
Do post photos if you can JJ. Countdown to the next doomsday story continues...
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• Philippines
11 Aug
Remember to take pictures and let us know about it, I haven't seen an eclipse for a while now.
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@jstory07 (58373)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Aug
Let us know how those glasses work.
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@amadeo (47881)
• United States
11 Aug
great.Keep us informed how you make out on this.
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
12 Aug
I probably wont get to see it.. so I don't know IF I need a pair.. but those are cool!
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@JohnRoberts (41045)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Aug
Now you know what Stevie Wonder sees.
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