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FAQ

 

WHAT IS A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon serendipitously passes between Earth and the sun, blocking all of the sunlight and casting a shadow onto the Earth. On August 21, 2017, in the center of the moon’s shadow, day turned to night for nearly 3 minutes, with the periphery of the path appearing as a partial eclipse.  On July 2, 2018, the South Pacific Ocean and parts of South America will experience over 4 minutes and 30 seconds of this cosmic rarity.

A total solar eclipse is a relatively rare occurrence because the Moon doesn’t orbit in the same plane as the Earth and Sun. But when the three bodies line up just right, the Moon covers up the disc of the Sun, and those in the direct path of the Moon’s shadow will see the Sun go dark.

We’re pretty geeky about this stuff and go into a lot more detail on our 2019 Solar Eclipse page.

WHEN IS THE 2019 SOLAR ECLIPSE AND WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?
The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 17:03 UTC, which corresponds to 9:03 AM local time in Adamstown, Pitcairn. It will continue along its path until 21:44 UTC (19:44 local time in Buenos Aires), when the shadow of the moon leaves Libres de Sud, Argentina, just 20 miles west of the South Atlantic coast.

You can view the full eclipse if you travel to the center of the 125-mile wide path of the eclipse. Skygazers on the periphery of the path will experience a partial solar eclipse. Make sure to pay attention to the weather forecast to avoid overcast skies. You can learn more here.

ARE HALO SPECTACLES SAFE ENOUGH TO WATCH THE SOLAR ECLIPSE?

The only way to safely view a solar eclipse is with proven eclipse safe solar glasses. HALO eclipse spectacles are independently tested and CE certified to meet the ISO 12312-2:2015 standard for the safest direct solar viewing. These eclipse viewing glasses are manufactured exclusively with scratch resistant black polymer material and have an optical density of 5 or greater. Our spectacles filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. Read more about eclipse viewing safety here!

WILL MY HALO ORDER ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE JULY 2ND ECLIPSE?
All HALO spectacles will begin shipping in the Fall of 2018. If you need to receive your eclipse spectacles prior to the estimated arrival date specified on your confirmation email, let us know and we will do our best to expedite your HALO order. 

HOW ABOUT RETURNS?

Due to the delicate nature of the product, we will not be able to accept returns on HALO eclipse spectacles once the product has been shipped. If your order arrives damaged, defective or after the eclipse, please email us at hello@haloeclipse.com and we'll happily refund or replace the item.