Libraries to Hand Out Solar Viewing Glasses for Total Solar Eclipse

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The Solar Eclipse Is Observed In Asia

Libraries will be the cool place to view rare event.

A total solar eclipse over the United States is a rare event, but one  will happen August 21st and public libraries are gearing up to help the  skywatching public make the most of it. Thanks to a program by the  Space Science Institute, libraries will hand out more than two million  pairs of special glasses to let people view the eclipse safely.

The eclipse will pass over Oregon across a 70-mile-wide swath of the  country to South Carolina. People outside the total eclipse zone will  still be able to see a partial eclipse.

A reminder! Looking up at the sun, even when it is partially covered  by the moon, can cause serious eye damage, which is why skywatchers need  special solar-viewing glasses.

Source: Space

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