The 2024 solar eclipse is over: here’s what you can do with glasses

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Bonnie Tyler I was wrong – you don’t I need them now tonight.

Now that daytime stargazers in the heart of the country You’ve had enough of the last total solar eclipse in North America for the next 20 years, it’s time to get rid of those safety glasses properly.

“After you have used your glasses, the best recommendation is to donate them,” New York City Office of Emergency Management published in Xadding that simple recycling is also enough.

“If you decide to recycle, be sure to pierce the protective film,” the agency recommends.

An organization that collects donations is Astronomers without borders. He has partnered with Warby Parker, making the eyewear store a designated sunglasses drop-off area throughout the month of April.

There are many ways to safely dispose of eclipse glasses. Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust
The solar eclipse has come and gone. Now it’s time to decide what to do with your viewing glasses. Photo by local Wicked staff/David Sokol / USA TODAY NETWORK

Millions of glasses were donated after the 2017 eclipseAndrew Fazekas, director of communications at Astronomers Without Borders he said to the hill.

“There are many underserved communities that simply do not have access to these safe glasses. That’s why we’ve provided hundreds of thousands of glasses around the world, to places like Chile, Argentina, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines,” Fazekas said.

Until the end of July, Eclipse Glasses USA will accept donations that will go to children in Latin American countries. for an annular eclipse in October in the southern hemisphere, NBC New York reported.

It is recommended to donate eclipse glasses after use. Arthur Maiorella for the NY Post

Another viable solution is to simply save them for the next major solar eclipse, August 23, 2044, since good eclipse lenses do not expire. according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

A total solar eclipse will also occur on August 12, 2045.

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