The Solar eclipse takes place at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years. According to NASA, this time solar eclipse would recur on Monday, August 21.
This month all US public libraries are all about the total solar eclipse as they are providing free NASA certified eclipse glasses to watch summer’s solar eclipse. The glasses are distributed on first come, first serve basis, so don’t delay and grab your glasses before it vanishes. More than 2 million pairs of glasses would be distributed.
Watching solar eclipse is a one-time experience in a person’s whole life. During a solar eclipse, you will see moon blocking the sun. Eclipse glasses help you watch the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the solar eclipse is a celestial coincidence as the sun is 400 times wider than the moon is about 400 times farther away.
Watching solar eclipse without the correct eyewear can have an adverse impact on your vision. According to the latest news release from the Space Science Institute, Betty Moore Foundation, Google and the Gordon around 4,800 libraries will play an important role in providing free glasses.
Paul Dusenbery, Director of Space Science Institute calls the solar eclipse a great opportunity to understand a space phenomenon.
“[Many] are working together to help people understand and view the eclipse safely, and we are delighted to be part of this.” said Dusenbery. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for libraries and their communities to work together to participate in a celestial event of this scope.”