SAN ANGELO, Texas (Concho Valley Homepage) — Grab your solar glasses to watch the annular eclipse on Saturday before it is too late!
In order to watch the ‘ring of fire’ in the sky on Oct. 14, viewers must have the required IOS 12312-2 pair of filters or viewers, according to the American Astronomical Society. This means that the sunglasses sitting in your car won’t do that trick to protect your eyes.
Even though time is narrowing down to get the correct lenses, there are a few places in San Angelo where you can still pick up solar eclipse glasses.
Here are a few places in San Angelo that are selling the correct protective equipment to protect your eyes:
- Food King
- H-E-B on Sherwood Way and Avenue N
- Specialties Games, Toys, Gifts
- Stripes Convenience Stores
The eclipse will start over San Angelo and portions of the Concho Valley around 10:20 a.m. Saturday. The moon will pass in between the sun and the Earth, creating a ‘ring of fire at 11:48 a.m. The skies will return to a twilight at 11:50 a.m. with the eclipse ending at 1:25 p.m.
Looking for some free glasses? There are plenty of places in San Angelo and surrounding areas that are hosting viewing parties for the eclipse. Check out some of the events that are happening by following the link below:
Want to make a DIY eclipse viewer? KLST Chief Meteorologist Kris Boone shares what materials you need and the steps to take to make your own filter for the eclipse. Follow the link below to find out more: