The excitement building for the upcoming solar eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024, you have to make sure you have proper Solar Eclipse glasses for this amazing event.

If you're like most folks, you've probably procrastinated getting some until now, and supplies are getting lower and lower every minute.

We did a little digging around on where to hopefully find some proper solar eclipse glasses, and here's what we found out...

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The Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024, is a significant astronomical event where the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, completely obscuring the Sun's face and casting a shadow over parts of North America, including Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

All of the United States will witness at least a partial solar eclipse.

However, to experience the full spectacle of totality, observers must be within the narrow path that sweeps across central Mexico, parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as southern Canada according to

Partial Solar Eclipse
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Looking directly at the Sun without proper protection, even during a solar eclipse, can cause serious eye damage or blindness.

Solar filters in eclipse glasses block these harmful radiations, protecting your eyes. Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, do not block enough of the Sun's radiation to be safe for looking at the Sun.

Solar eclipse glasses are made with special-purpose solar filters that block out 99.999% of sunlight, as well as harmful UV and IR rays.

This makes it safe for you to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun.

Now, where to find proper solar eclipse glasses with the eclipse only days away...

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Where To Find Solar Eclipse Glasses In Louisiana

After doing some searches and asking around, here's what we found as far as where to find solar eclipse glasses.

Keep in mind, supplies will vary from location to location, so you may want to contact to check on availability.

(Read More: 5 Best Places In Louisiana To View Solar Eclipse)

Solar Eclipse with the UL Lafayette Science Museum

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"Eclipse Viewing Glasses will be available at all Regional and Main Libraries beginning Monday, April 1, while supplies last beginning at 10:30 am"

Acadiana Sonic locations are giving solar eclipse glasses away with the purchase of a "Blackout Shake" while supplies last.

According to "Check with stores like Walmart, Target, or local optical shops in Lafayette."

When we asked this question on Facebook, many people said they were able to find eclipse glasses at area Walmart and Target stores.

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Nathan Watson via Unsplash

Some Lowe's locations around Acadiana have solar eclipse glasses.

Big Boy Toys and Hobbies - 2930 Johnston St, Lafayette, 337-269-5800.

Brasseux's Hardware & Provisions - 300 South State Street, Abbeville. 337-893-1824.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - 116 Alcide Dominique Dr, Lafayette. 337-233-4220.

Albertsons locations around Acadiana

T-Cochon - 2290 Cecilia Sr High School Hwy, Cecilia. 337-667-6173.

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