Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

If you plan on watching the upcoming total solar eclipse, you'll want glasses that are ISO certified.

On Aug. 21, the entire viewing area will be plunged into darkness.

Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters. The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m.

According to optometrist Wes Wheadon looking at the sun without or with improper eyewear can have devastating effects.

McDonald's locations in OR are on NASA and the American Astronomical Society's list of certified retailers of eclipse glasses, which allow you to safely watch the solar eclipse on August 21.

In addition to its preparation event, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society also will help people experience the solar eclipse by having members out from noon to 3 p.m. August 21 in the plaza outside the main library, a group news release said. Turn away from the sun before removing the solar filter.

Fayetteville Public Library - The library is giving away the glasses while supplies last during an eclipse prep event on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 1:30-4 p.m. While Wisconsinites won't witness a full eclipse, you'll still need "eclipse glasses", or some type of other viewer to safely look directly at it.

As millions of Americans prepare to view the upcoming solar eclipse, vendors are stocking up on - and in some cases running out of - specialized viewers needed to avoid potentially serious and permanent eye damage. He received a recall email Saturday morning at 7:28 a.m.

They are also available for purchase at the Children's Museum of South Dakota gift shop, Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Casey's General Stores. "Old fashioned pinhole viewers work just as good. and and they cost nothing".

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