The total solar eclipse is a week from Monday.

So, how can you tell if your solar viewer is safe or not safe?

According to the the American Astronomical Society, you shouldn't be able to see anything through a safe solar filter except the Sun itself or something comparably bright, such as the Sun reflected in a mirror, a sun glint off shiny metal, the hot filament of an incandescent light bulb, a bright halogen light bulb, a bright-white LED bulb (including the flashlight on your smartphone), or a bare compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb.

All such sources should appear quite dim through a solar viewer.

If you can see shaded lamps or other common household light fixtures (not bare bulbs) of more ordinary brightness through your eclipse glasses or handheld viewer, and you're not sure the product came from a reputable vendor, don't use it.

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum also has suggestions for solar eclipse art: