Safety Tips for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Refrain From Looking at the Sun Directly Without Proper Viewing Glasses

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On Saturday, October 14, individuals will have the opportunity to witness the Annular Solar Eclipse, when the moon passes in front of and partially conceals the sun, creating the “Ring of Fire.” 

In preparation for the solar eclipse, the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District does not recommend looking directly at the eclipse as it could permanently damage your eyesight. Instead, the Public Health District recommends:   

Do use safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) or solar filters that have:

  • An ISO 12312-2:2015 certification that denotes the glasses reduce visible sunlight to safe levels and block UV and IR radiation.
    • The manufacturer’s name and address are printed somewhere on the product. 

Do Not use solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) or solar filters that are:

  • Missing ISO certification information.
  • Damaged, torn, scratched or wrinkled lenses.
  • Made before 2015.
  • Homemade or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones. 

If you are watching an entire eclipse, you may be in direct sunlight for hours. Remember to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 or higher, a hat, and protective clothing to prevent skin damage. 

For more information, media representatives can contact Health District Public Information Officer Brittany Claramunt at 361-826-7232 or email at