As you’ve probably heard (and if you haven’t heard this, heed my lecture now), it’s important to have solar eclipse glasses before you check out the astronomical event — after all, failing to use them can lead to blindness. But unfortunately, if you haven’t managed to track down a pair yet, you may be out of luck — people have been preparing for this for weeks, and getting your hands on the glasses may be harder than you think.
No, seriously, they’re almost completely sold out. People are waiting in line for hours just to get their hands on them and paying up to $12 just to get their hands on the special pair of lenses, which are supposed to make looking at the eclipse safe.
Basically, if you didn’t think ahead, you’re kind of screwed.
Some people have started to get creative, which, um, yeah, good luck. Don’t try this at home, kids.
— Danielle Miller FOX10 (@Fox10Danielle) August 20, 2017
My eclipse plan since apparently you have to be a millionaire to have the glasses pic.twitter.com/bFtbHSPB94
— kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) August 20, 2017
Desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess.
Me since I can't find eclipse glasses pic.twitter.com/uUPcb9iFHc
— Good Tweetman (@Goodtweet_man) August 20, 2017
How to watch the solar eclipse (August 21) if you don't have special glasses pic.twitter.com/1tMYIZPOKJ
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 20, 2017
Happy eclipse watching, friends!!! Please don’t go blind.