Need glasses for the upcoming eclipse? NCCo Libraries are giving them out for free - Technical.ly Delaware

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Aug. 16, 2017 10:41 am

Need glasses for the upcoming eclipse? NCCo Libraries are giving them out for free

Don't pay for fake eclipse glasses when you can get them for free. 😎

A solar eclipse as seen in New Delhi, India.

(Photo by Flickr user Santosh Namby Chandran, used under a Creative Commons license)

By now you’ve heard the hype — a total solar eclipse is coming Monday, Aug. 21, and from here in Delaware, a partial eclipse will dim the sky from about 1:20 to 4:00 p.m.

You also know — we hope — that you have to wear special “eclipse glasses” that resemble old-timey 3D movie glasses if you want to watch the solar eclipse without causing permanent eye damage. We repeat: Don’t stare into the sun.

You can buy eclipse glasses online, but be careful. Amazon just recalled counterfeit eclipse glasses sold on its marketplace.

A safer (free!) alternative? Your local library.

New Castle County Libraries are giving out the glasses for free this week. Grab a pair and watch the eclipse from your office, or join one of the viewing parties at Kirkwod Library, Garfield Park Library or Brandywine Hundred Library.

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Holly Quinn

Holly Quinn is Technically Media’s Lead Reporter for Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself). When she’s not covering tech in DE, she writes reviews of local theater for the paper.

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