While it’s too late to buy glasses online, you can still find them at King Soopers and 7-Eleven. For those who missed out on the solar eclipse in August 2017, we have another one coming on Saturday, October 14, 2023. This time we won’t see the full eclipse in Denver, but the sun will be 78.7% obscured. Those who venture to the Four Corners and Mesa Verde will get the full show.
During the October event, the Moon will pass directly between Earth and the Sun — but this time it won’t completely cover the Sun, instead turning it into a thin “ring of fire.” This annular (Latin for ring-shaped) eclipse will be visible within a roughly 125-mile-wide path from Oregon to Texas.
Scientists say things show start around 9:15 a.m., with the Sun covered the most around 10:30 a.m. and things will wrap up around noon. While we only get a partial eclipse, still it should make for some spectacular viewing in and around the metro area.
We plan to keep updating this post as watch parties and other events are announced in the fall. In the meantime, you may want to get your eclipse glasses sooner rather than later.
Where To Buy Solar Eclipse Glasses
Those of us who recall the 2017 eclipse know that everyone waited until the last minute to buy eclipse glasses. There was a huge scramble and they became hotter than tickets to the Taylor Swift concert.
You also want to read this info about how to safely view a solar eclipse. If you don’t use special filters, you could damage your eyes.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed, partially eclipsed, or annularly eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses”. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, will not cut it.
King Soopers and 7-Eleven
We’ve spotted glasses at King Soopers for $1.99 and 7-Eleven.
FREE ones have also been spotted at Anythink Libraries. You may also want to check out other grocery, convenience or drug stores.
The AAS has a list of suppliers that make safe eclipse glasses.
But we want to make it easy, so here are some approved glasses you can purchase through Amazon.
Get them now, because if you wait until the last minute you may end up with fake ones that don’t protect your eyes or pay a premium. Most come in packs of 5, 10 or more, making the cost about $1.50 per glasses.
- TRUSTED BY MILLIONS - Soluna Glasses are made in the USA by NASA-approved manufacturer American Paper Optics, and are recognized as ISO-compliant by the American Astronomical Society. Join the millions of eclipse chasers that trusted Soluna Eclipse Glasses for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.
- CE AND ISO CERTIFIED FOR DIRECT SUN VIEWING - Our eclipse glasses have been independently tested and verified by ICS Laboratories under the most current standard ISO 12312-2:2015(E) for filters for direct observation of the sun. You can watch the total solar eclipse with absolute confidence in your eye safety.
- OPTIMIZED DESIGN - Soluna Glasses feature scratch-resistant Silver Polymer lens material with an optical density of 5 or greater. Our glasses filter 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light, offering both unparalleled safety and comfort for the best viewing experience.
- BEST SOLAR OBSERVATION: While protecting your eyes, Rainbow Symphony's eclipse glasses create a sharper orange colored image of the sun, allowing anyone to safely see awe-inspiring solar eclipses, sun spots and planetary transits.
- CE & ISO CERTIFIED: Our eclipse glasses are CE and ISO certified and feature an optical density of five or greater to filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light, making it safe for direct solar viewing.
- EXPLORE THE SKY: These planet eclipse glasses are suitable for observation of large sunspots, planet transits for Venus or Mercury and other celestial phenomenon. Do NOT look through a camera, telescope or binoculars with ANY eclipse shades on! Children should use with adult supervision.
- BEST SOLAR OBSERVATION: Access a direct view of the solar eclipse! Featured with the premium filters that reduce the harmful effect of ultraviolet, infrared, and intense visible light rays, our eclipse glasses set is completely safe for viewing the sun and upcoming Eclipses!
- 100% SAFETY AND QUALITY: Tested to meet the international standard, our solar eclipse glasses ISO Certified [ISO 12312-2 (2015)] provides absolute guarantee for your eye safety. Additionally, they are CE certified and meet the transmission requirements of scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992.
- PREMIUM FILTERS: Absolutely safe for looking at the sun during the eclipse. Our solar eclipse viewing glasses come with premium filters that create a sharp orange-colored image of the sun that is excellent for viewing an eclipse!
The American Astronomical Society has a website devoted to all things related to the solar eclipse. You’ll find maps of the totality path, a list of events across the country, tips on taking photos of the event, resources and much more.
Last update on 2023-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API