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The next total eclipse to be seen in parts of the United States will occur on April 8, 2024. This time, parts of Canada and Mexico will also see the totality.

 

Plenty of time left to plan for this one...

 

http://www.ajc.com/news/the-next-total-solar-eclipse-only-years-away-states-where-you-experience-totality-2024/Lp7LZJsthmohtlUOe74BtL/

 

 

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The next total eclipse to be seen in parts of the United States will occur on April 8, 2024...

 

Crap, I've got the plumber coming that afternoon.

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Too funny, Steve.

 

Bill, already tossed ours. Good reminder, though. False economy to use something past its shelf life. We only get one set of eyes.

 

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Welding helmets are OK as long as they are of a high enough grade (sorry, but I don't remember exactly what that number is - 14?).  As Sherry said, you can't be careful enough given that the damage to the eyes does not hurt when it is happening and most of us only get two (note that some mothers have an extra set in the back).

 

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Welding helmets are OK as long as they are of a high enough grade (sorry, but I don’t remember exactly what that number is – 14?). As Sherry said, you can’t be careful enough given that the damage to the eyes does not hurt when it is happening and most of us only get two (note that some mothers have an extra set in the back). Bill

 

#10 is fine and usual for arc welding, that's what we used. Any less just doesn't cut quite enough out. 14 is a lot but would still work fine. We had one set at 13 and that was nice also when it was partial but a bit dark at full for me.

 

Any good quality adjustable welding helmet will work great.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Antra-AH6-260-0000-Darkening-Welding-Helmet/dp/B00BWAEYV8/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1503710151&sr=8-10&keywords=adjustable+welding+helmet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

 

Thought I'd do a bit of quick research on this topic since it could be fairly important to the eyes.  It appears that I was partially incorrect regarding the three year time limit - the "cheap" glasses DO NOT have an expiration as long as "eclipse viewers compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard adopted in 2015".  Also, welding helmets should have a rating of Shade 12 or higher.  See the above NASA link for full details.

 

Bill

 

p.s. or you could donate your glasses - see: http://www.msn.com/en-sg/lifestyle/lifestylegeneral/dont-throw-away-your-solar-eclipse-glasses%e2%80%94heres-what-you-should-do-with-them-instead/ar-AAqB3Qp

 

 

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