The safest way to view a solar eclipse is through a # 14 welder's filter. These filters are available here at a reasonable price.
Hello, I am Victor Stryker, an astronomer at Sunstar Private Observatory in Tucson Arizona. As a veteran of many solar eclipses, I know it is common to have a very high demand for quality eclipse viewing filters when a solar eclipse is expected. I have a large supply of the safest filters available, the #14 welder glass filters. These durable glass filters are much safer for all observers, particularly the younger future astronomers. The cardboard filters, though inexpensive, can cause permanent eye damage if they are bent or creased slightly. Children naturally can easily damage the flimsy plastic, and then possibly their eyes. UV radiation from the Sun can easily penetrate the eye through pinholes in the thin plastic material of the filter. The only safe way to observe our Sun is through these #14 welders filters. Consider purchasing these safe and reusable filters in advance of the April 8th solar eclipse. These high quality filters can be reused, and will last for years. Each filter includes information about solar eclipses and how to view them safely.
HOLD THE FILTER UP TO YOUR EYES FIRST
and only then
LOOK UP AT THE SUN.
Mylar glasses as shown in this image
do NOT provide protection against eye damage
if the thin film is damaged.