Astronomers Without Borders donate 16,000 solar eclipse glasses to Ethiopia for rare ‘ring of fire’ spectacle

The nonprofit group Astronomers Without Borders is sending 16,000 recycled eclipse glasses to Ethiopia for the “ring of fire” annular eclipse on Sunday (June 21), providing skywatchers a safe way to watch the moon cross in front of the sun.

The organization partnered with Explore Scientific to collect “gently used” eclipse glasses after the Great American Solar Eclipse that swept across the continental U.S. from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. Eclipse glasses allow people to safely look directly at the sun without damaging their eyes.



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