Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro issues eclipse glasses warning

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 21, 2017 6:58 AM

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, fourth graders at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. practice the proper use of their eclipse glasses in anticipation of today's solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Harrisburg) -- The state's top prosecutor wants to make sure people don't get burned by glassed they've bought to view today's solar eclipse.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says folks should check to make sure their glasses have filters recommended by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which runs the nation's space exploration program.

He says the fake glasses don't have the NASA-recommended filters and people who try to view the eclipse using them could hurt their eyes.

The eclipse will be total in some parts of the country, on a path running from Oregon in the Northwest to the southeastern part of the country.

Pennsylvanians will only see the Moon blocking about 75 percent to 80 percent of the Sun in the early afternoon.

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