Thank you! We were able to give away 225,000 eclipse glasses

It's going to be tough to get eclipse glasses from 9NEWS now - but you don't necessarily need the glasses to experience the eclipse.

August 21 will be a day for the history books. And thanks to all of you, we were able to give away 225,000 approved eclipse glasses for the big day!

It will mark the first full solar eclipse only visible in the U.S. since the country was founded in 1776 – and the path of totality is only a few hours north of Denver. 

For several weeks, 9NEWS has been giving out free glasses (and a little something extra) to our viewers who need them! But if you missed the giveaway, don't fret! There are other ways to view the eclipse.

Can't get eclipse glasses? Do this insteadhttp://on9news.tv/2wpLxFv

The eclipse will be an incredible sight – but it’s one that you can’t look at with your bare eyes. Doctors say you should never, ever, ever look at the sun – not even for a second – without the proper NASA-approved, ISO-certified glasses.

9NEWS, the Denver Broncos, and Grease Monkey partnered up to give you those glasses for free!

More fun stuff:

Why you'll have to wear those ‘cool' glasses to watch the eclipse

How to take the best photos and videos of the solar eclipse

Don't click on this (unless you want to learn about the eclipse from 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' GIFS)

For more coverage of the eclipse -- including where to watch! -- go to www.9news.com/eclipse

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