As the solar eclipse gets closer, you may find you’re scrambling to find legitimate eclipse glasses before Monday, August 21. Since viewing the eclipse without protection is not an option, and many of the glasses on the market were found to be unsafe, where can you get a pair now that time is running out?
AAS spokes person Rick Fienberg told Time, “People can click on links from our website to see if they’re still shipping, but a lot of them are closing down their shops for the eclipse. Some places aren’t shipping whether they have stock or not because they can’t guarantee it’ll get there in time,”
There is a list of verified retailers on the AAS website, but not all locations may carry eclipse glasses or are sold out so call first. The list includes 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Bi-Mart, Casey’s General Store, Circle K, Hobby Town, Kirklands, Kroger, Landon Drugs, Love’s Travel Shops, Lowe’s, Pilot/Flying J, Toys “R” Us and Walmart.
Some Sacramento area viewing parties listed here may have some on hand, but only in limited amounts and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
You can also catch one of the many live streams of the eclipse on Facebook and Youtube. NASA will be hosting a four hour long “Eclipse Megacast” as the eclipse moves across the U.S.