If you're wondering how to view the upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, it's as easy as trip to the library.

In upstate NY during this rare solar event, we should be able to see about 85% of the eclipse. Thanks to the Space Science Institute, more than 4500 public libraries across the country will have special solar eclipse glasses available. These glasses look like a safe and easy way to view it.

Several libraries in the Utica area will have the cardboard glasses either to "sign out" or to take for free while supplies last.

Check out Star_Net for more information and the full list of libraries participating.

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These glasses may look like the same ones you use to watch 3-D movies, but according to EclipseGlasses.com, these lenses:

filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet and infrared rays and 99.999% of intense visible light. (Event Eclipse Glasses)

We contacted a couple of the libraries but they said the glasses have not arrived yet and they expect to receive them within the next week or so.


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