It's clear most folks want to see the moon passing over the sun through a pair of solar eclipse glasses. The demand has been insane.
"I think a lot more than we had anticipated," said Nick Levezzo, Assistant store manager at Lowe's in Clearwater.
That store had the glasses on the shelf for one week - before they were gone. Levezzo says all the locations in our area are sold out.
ABC Action News reporter Heather Leigh hit up stores that were rumored to have the glasses but she was out of luck. Walmart was sold out and didn't expect to get any more delivered. Only certain Circle K stores had them in stock but they're all gone now too. Toys-R-Us doesn't have them either anywhere in the state!
Libraries in Hillsborough County also have the glasses. The summer movie event Friday, at John F. Germany library will have 10-15 pairs for the first people who ask. Librarians ask everyone to be patient and understanding as there are only a limited amount of glasses to hand out.
There are also TWO viewing events on Monday, where glasses will be shared. The first is at the 78th street community library starting at 1 PM. There will be 200 glasses there.
The second event is Monday at the North Tampa Branch Library starting at 2:30 - this event is for kids and will also hand out 200 glasses to share.