This map from NASA shows the eclipse's path through Tennessee, including Nashville, Clarksville and outside of Knoxville.The historic solar eclipse darkens parts of the United States on Aug. The American Astronomical Society has an online list of reputable vendors at its website. Chains selling the ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses or handheld viewers include Kroger, Walmart, REI, Toys "R" Us, Lowe's, Best Buy and 7-Eleven.
Dozens of Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets in Michigan are set to be selling the glasses and Walmart's "Get Eclipsed" booklets, including stores in Troy, Roseville, Warren, Dearborn, Livonia, Southgate, Taylor and Woodhaven.
Walmart has a "Get Eclipsed" guidebook with solar glasses included for $3.47 at its stores. Many stores have a dedicated "Get Eclipsed" display.
Typically, consumers should look for the stamp of approval from the International Organization for Standardization or ISO and a label indicating that the product meets the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.
But it's important to realize that the con artists are printing the ISO logo and certification label on sham solar glasses and handheld solar viewers."Don't just search for eclipse glasses on the Internet and buy whatever comes up," warned Rick Fienberg, press officer for the American Astronomical Society.
The most notable example was I Am Rich - an i Phone app that did nothing except proclaim the user's affluence.
Only four developers charge the top price of 9.99.
Consumers have been warned for years about websites, flea markets and others selling counterfeit Chanel handbags, NBA jerseys, MAC cosmetics and, yes, even fake Apple chargers. 21's eclipse mania, it should be no surprise that we're being warned about pirated eclipse glasses that could be unsafe for watching the coast-to-coast solar eclipse. 21 — or the total eclipse in other parts of the country.
Millions of people are likely to be watching either a partial eclipse that day — as we will see in Michigan from about 1 p.m. In Michigan, about 80% of the sun will be obscured by the moon.
Many libraries across the country — including several in metro Detroit — have been offering free glasses. More than 7,000 libraries nationwide are hosting eclipse related events.