today’s solar eclipse, but you don’t have the specially made eclipse glasses to safely take in the celestial event.

Whatever you do, don’t stare directly into the sun. Eclipse blindness — damage to the retina through solar radiation — is real and can happen within seconds of peering into the great fiery orb.

The truth is you shouldn’t feel bad about not having the proper eyewear — there’s been a run on eclipse glasses nationwide — but there are options.

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