Eclipse glasses (1)

The mechanist wearing the eclipse glasses

Eclipse glasses were gadgets invented by the mechanist for observing the eclipse safely, without unnecessarily damaging the eyes in the heat of battle during the Invasion of the Fire Nation.


The glasses are made of leather, and although they are referred to as glasses, they do not actually contain any glass. The slits block the sun's glare while still allowing the wearer to see. They are reminiscent of eyewear used by some desert cultures to reduce glare and offer protection from sandstorms. The sandbenders in the Si Wong Desert were seen wearing similar eyewear.