More than 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses are being distributed for free at public libraries throughout the U.S. for the rare total solar eclipse in August.
The sun, moon and Earth will align in a rare event that's being called the Great American Eclipse.
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.
WSB-TV is your home for everything Total Solar Eclipse. We’ll have exclusive content and everything you need to know leading up to the big day on Aug. 21!
Then, when the Total Solar Eclipse crosses through the United States, make sure you’re relying on Channel 2 Action News for complete LIVE coverage from across the country!
Several Georgia libraries will be distributing safe eclipse glasses with scratch-resistant, filtered polymer lenses for the event.
Here is a full list of participating libraries in metro Atlanta (*NOTE: We recommend you call ahead before going to pick up your glasses):
One Margaret Mitchell Square NW
400 Formwalks St. SW
4055 Flat Shoals Road
880 Shaw Park Road
100 Village Green Circle
266 Roswell St NE
4290 Paces Ferry Rd SE
NORTH FULTON COUNTY
10 Park Plaza
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road
855 Mayfield Rd
115 Norcross Street
215 Sycamore St
5137 Salem Rd
(A limited number of glasses will be available on the day of Total Eclipse programs at participating branches. CLICK HERE to find upcoming programs.)
700 Grayson Pkwy
6025 Buford Hwy
3690 Braselton Hwy
1001 Lawrenceville Highway
2740 Lenora Church Road
361 Main St
If you do not see your local library on the list, you can simply reach out and ask if they will be offering free glasses. For a full list of Georgia libraries, use this map.
Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report
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