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Get ready for the solar eclipse

solar eclipse

Every so often, there are moments when everyone stops what they’re doing to engage in a collective event. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 is a natural phenomenon that no one will want to miss out on.

People around the country will enjoy the solar eclipse with glasses they purchased from Lowe’s. We partnered with American Paper Optics, which was one of four NASA approved eclipse glasses manufacturers.

In the four to five weeks leading up to the eclipse, Lowe’s stores nationwide sold out of glasses. Some stores in the “100 percent totality” zone received hundreds of calls per day as customers searched for inventory.

Here are some more fun facts about the big event: