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Local libraries offering free eclipse viewing glasses

PITTSBURGH — Still looking for a pair of glasses to watch the total solar eclipse?  You might find them at your local library.

More than a million pairs of eclipse glasses are being distributed for free at public libraries throughout the United States for the rare total solar eclipse in August.

The Space Science Institute was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation to provide free eclipse glasses to 1,500 libraries across the country, including several in Western Pennsylvania.


The eclipse will cross the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017 and will begin in Oregon at 10:15 a.m. local time (1:15 p.m. EST). The eclipse's path of totality will cut a 60-mile wide arc across the country and end in South Carolina about an hour and a half later.


Here is an interactive map of the participating libraries in Allegheny County and surrounding counties.

The libraries will be distributing safe eclipse glasses while supplies last.