Is your boss letting you have a half day on April 8th?  I'm not sure if I'll be able to sneak out of the Y-105FM studio in Minnesota during the solar eclipse that afternoon but I'm hoping to catch a quick glimpse.

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If you are planning to look outside at the solar eclipse, please know that you CAN NOT look at the solar eclipse directly.  Special glasses or a device are needed to be used to see the spectacle in the sky.  If you hurry, you can stop at one of these stores in Minnesota to grab a free pair of solar eclipse glasses.

Photo by Isaiah McClean on Unsplash
Photo by Isaiah McClean on Unsplash

Check Out These Minnesota Spots That Have Free Solar Eclipse Glasses

FYI - If you can't get your hands on a pair of solar eclipse glasses before April 8th, you can make a pinhole projector.  You can make this yourself and I've got instructions below.

According to, Warby Parker will be handing out free solar eclipse glasses starting April 1st while supplies last.  Below are a few of their locations in Minnesota:

Are Libraries Providing Free Solar Eclipse Glasses?

I've heard that some libraries also have some free solar eclipse glasses available.  I wasn't able to find a list of those but it is worth giving your local library a call to find out.

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How To Create A Pinhole Projector To View The Solar Eclipse

If you aren't able to find solar eclipse glasses, you can make a pinhole projector that will help your eyes stay safe during the viewing.  A cereal box, white piece of paper, and a few other simple supplies are needed to make this solar masterpiece.  See all of the instructions here.

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Do You Know Of Any Other Local Places Providing Free Solar Eclipse Glasses?

If you've heard of other locations that are offering free solar eclipse glasses to the public, I'd love to pass those spots on to the world.  Let me know those locations over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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