Here's where you can get FREE glasses for the Total Solar Eclipse

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.

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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

Mechanisville branch

400 Formwalks St. SW

4055 Flat Shoals Road


880 Shaw Park Road

Smyrna Library 

100 Village Green Circle

266 Roswell St NE

Vinings branch

4290 Paces Ferry Rd SE


Alpharetta Library 
10 Park Plaza

East Roswell Library 
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road

Milton Library

855 Mayfield Rd

Roswell Library

115 Norcross Street


DeKalb County Public Library

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.)

Grayson branch

700 Grayson Pkwy

Gwinnett County Public Library

6025 Buford Hwy

Hamilton Mill branch

3690 Braselton Hwy

Lawrenceville branch

1001 Lawrenceville Highway

Snellville branch

2740 Lenora Church Road

Suwanee branch

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