Did y’all see the solar eclipse back in back in 1979? I know I did, I remember oh so well those aluminum glasses we made! LOL Yes that’s a dig into my age, but hey what more can you want, my blog is Modern Day Gramma! LOL Anyway, if you don’t want to be left in the dark when the “Great American Eclipse” crosses the U.S. Here’s a list of retailers, online and brick and mortar stores, where you can find the AAS approved solar eclipse glasses to view the August 21st phenomenon. Or you can just head on over to your local 7-Eleven® stores.
If you have already purchased sunglasses to view the eclipse, make sure they have the “ISO 12312-1” seal, indicating they meet international safety standards for filters to view the sun directly.
The Solar Eclipse glasses are available in a two pack and a single pack. The “Explore Scientific Sun Catcher” glasses offered by 7-Eleven are approved for viewing by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Solar eclipse sunglasses continue to sell out of stores fast, so get yours today!
The 70-mile-wide path of totality of the coast-to-coast solar eclipse will cross 2,800 miles and 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina in just 90 minutes. However, partial eclipses will be visible in the U.S. throughout most of the continental 48 states. Parties and parades along the “totality” route are planned, and hotel rooms are completely booked. Some cities started planning events a decade ago.
The last total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. occurred in 1979, and the last one to cross the entire country was almost a century ago.
For eclipse-followers who want to get the perfect solar selfie, 7-Eleven encourages customers who buy viewing glasses to also purchase the exclusive shiny, selfie-inducing Chrome Dome Slurpee® cup and lid. The metallic dome top is perfect for taking reflective photos to be shared on social media, using the hashtags #7eleven and #solarselfie.
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