What should I do with my solar eclipse glasses?

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Now that the solar eclipse is over, what should I do with these glasses? I don’t like throwing things away but I don’t really have a use for them. Plus they were hard to get and weren’t exactly the cheapest. Any suggestions?

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Kimberly Alt
August 23, 2017 11:56 am

Great question! I definitely recommend holding on to them. Did you know that in 2019 Mercury will pass in front of the sun and we will be able to see it from Earth? You will be able to see it if you use your solar eclipse glasses. It won’t be as noticeable as the moon in front of the sun, but it will be visible.

Not to mention that in 2024 there will be another solar eclipse! So when the time comes, you won’t be scrambling for glasses like everyone else. But be sure to store your glasses safely because if they get scratched they won’t be effective and your eyes could become damaged.