Best solar eclipse binoculars in 2024

Are you after the best budget binoculars for the eclipse? If you've ever seen a solar eclipse, you will know how fiddly solar eclipse glasses can be. 

Sure, protecting your eyes from dangerous infrared light, UV light, and bright sunlight is imperative while looking at the sun. However, not only do solar eclipse glasses get easily damaged, but they obviously don't offer any magnification. 

Jamie Carter
Jamie Carter

Jamie is the editor of, and travels the world watching every eclipse he can. He has personally tested all the solar binoculars in this guide. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.