In less than two months, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. for the first time in almost a century – and retailers are taking advantage.
In 1918, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States from Washington state to Florida. This event marked the last time such an eclipse crossed the nation from coast to coast. Come August, a total solar eclipse will follow a similar viewing path.
FOX 12’s Mark Nelsen is gearing up for the Aug. 21 eclipse and found a T-shirt for the occasion.
Other eclipse products include maps, patches andeven a luggage tag
While most items for sale are commemorative, anyone looking directly at the eclipse will need one thing: a pair of viewing glasses.
According to NASA, the “only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters.”
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