TN AG’s Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Consumer Alert Ahead of April 8th Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 11:01am

NASHVILLE – On Wednesday, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office issued the following warning to consumers regarding the upcoming solar eclipse: 

While the Volunteer State is not in the path of totality for the full solar eclipse that will take place on April 8th, many Tennesseans will still have their eyes to the sky on the day of the event.

Past eclipses have resulted in viewers sustaining eye injuries, some severe and permanent, due to either looking directly at the sun with no protection or by using eclipse viewing glasses that had been falsely marketed as providing protection.

The Attorney General’s Office would like to remind Tennesseans that where you buy your viewing gear matters. Events of this nature often bring about unscrupulous sellers who may put profit over safety. 

To help consumers find eclipse glasses, the American Astronomical Society has provided the following list of reliable sellers and distributors whose products meet specific international safety standards: Suppliers of Safe Solar Viewers & Filters | Solar Eclipse Across America (  

Consumers can also use the link to access more tips on how to observe the sun safely.

Remember to view the eclipse safely and to never look directly at an eclipse without the proper protective gear.