Solar eclipse glasses in high demand in San Diego

Posted at 7:20 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 22:23:23-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Solar eclipse glasses are in high demand in San Diego. The glasses are the only safe way to look directly at the sun during the eclipse. 

The Fleet Science Center is completely sold out. The center was expecting a shipment this week, but the manufacturer wasn't able to keep up with the demand and didn't complete the order.

The center is hosting a watch party on Monday. The scientists will have telescopes and other activities for people to enjoy during the event. 

Several hardware stores in San Diego are also sold out of the glasses. 

In Carlsbad, one lucky 6-year-old has dozens of glasses to share. 

Jack Fuentes' parents bought 70 glasses for his kindergarten class only to find out the school purchased glasses for every student. 

Fuentes decided he wanted to share the glasses with his neighborhood. Instead of selling the glasses online for a higher price, Fuentes is going to set up a stand on Saturday to sell the glasses at cost. 

The Great American Eclipse is on Monday. In San Diego, maximum visibility is at 10:23 a.m. For information on the Fleet Science Center event click here.