A huge scientific event in our lifetime will be happening on Monday, August 21st - a Total Solar Eclipse! While yes, total eclipses can happen every year, they aren’t always in our path of viewing. The last total solar eclipse to cross part of the US was almost 40 years ago and even then, it was only visible by those living in the Pacific Northwest. What’s special about this year's total solar eclipse is that it will cross the United States, from coast to coast, giving almost everyone across the country an opportunity to experience this event. The last time that happened was nearly 100 years ago!
As with any major event that happens in our culture, fashion is always one of the easiest ways to celebrate and participate in the event. In this particular case, one accessory is absolutely necessary — ISO-certified viewing glasses. These protective glasses will allow you to safely watch the eclipse. The glasses look similar to 3D glasses but have a special solar filter that is darker and will protect your eyes from the sun's rays. While they are not the most fashionably looking glasses, they are necessary. The rest of your outfit can be chosen just for fun. Wear shirts or jewelry with suns, moons and stars… even birthstones would work! If you are going to a park to view it, wear something comfortable to sit in, like jeans, and something comfortable on your feet in case you have to stand. For many of us, this is a once in a lifetime event. So try to safely experience it!