According to NASA, it will not be safe to look directly into the sun during the much anticipated Aug. 21 Eclipse. In order to safely look up directly into the eclipse, you will need to wear safety glasses. Walton County School District is providing glasses for students, who will still be in school during that time, and the Monroe Walton County Library is giving one per library card to all its library members.
In a public safety advisory in advance of the Eclipse, NASA, warns that the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or sunglasses will not do the trick – “they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight,” NASA notes.