See the Sun SAFELY
with #14 welders glass
This product is a 2 inch x 4 inch glass # 14 Welders Filter.
We believe it is much safer than the thin plastic and cardboard glasses, which are easily scratched.
1 filter kit $5.00
Filters are also available wholesale for dealer quantities.
$24 for 24 filters + shipping: $12 per each box of 12 filters
$24 for 12 filters + shipping: $12 per each box of 12 filters
Solar Filter Display Stands $10 + $12 shipping
Find the stars and constellations in any season with this large,
handy and durable star finder. Includes a 2 page activity guide.
Add in a Safe Solar Filter for a discount.
$10 to $25
NEVER look directly at the Sun.
Use a # 14 welders filter
Solar Viewing Glasses
If you can see a Sunspot through a safe method it has to be at least 4 Earths in Diameter.
Total Solar Eclipse
over Mexico, the United States, and Canada
The next total solar eclipse in the Americas comes on April 8, 2024.
Totality first touches Mexico, enters the United States at Texas,
cuts a diagonal to Maine, and visits the maritime provinces of Canada.
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Are Welding Filters Safe for Solar Viewing?
The ISO 12312-2 standard was based, in part, on decades of experience using welding filters for observing the Sun. A welding filter with a shade number of 12 or higher transmits a safely tiny percentage of the Sun’s light across the spectrum, whether made of tempered glass or metal-coated polycarbonate. Most observers find the view through a shade 12 welding filter uncomfortably bright and the view through a shade 15 or higher-numbered welding filter unattractively dark. The “sweet spot” is shade 13 or 14, which best matches the view in purpose-made eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers, except that the image is green rather than yellow-orange or white. Shade 13 and 14 welding filters are rarely stocked in welders’ supply stores, though, so you’ll probably have better luck finding them by shopping online. A good source of glass shade 14 welding filters is safesolarviewing.com.
You should not use adjustable and/or auto-darkening welding helmets or similar products to view the Sun. Many don’t go as dark as shade 13 or 14, and even those that do post a grave risk to your eyesight, either because you accidentally adjust them to an unsafe setting or because they don’t auto-darken fast enough when you look at the Sun with them.
A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view
and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.