IRVING, Texas, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun-worshippers not wanting to be left in the dark when the "Great American Eclipse" crosses the U.S. can hit 7-Eleven®stores for special sunglasses to view the Aug. 21 phenomenon. Available in a two pack and single pack, the "Explore Scientific Sun Catcher" solar eclipse glasses offered by 7-Eleven are approved for viewing by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Solar eclipse sunglasses continue to sell out of stores fast, so get yours today!
"An opportunity like this only comes along once in a blue moon," said Tony Stapleton, 7-Eleven senior product director. "People will be buying eclipse glasses right up until the sun starts to pass behind the moon, and we are ready for them with a product that is a great value and assured safe by AAS."
7-Eleven is one of a handful of U.S. retailers listed on the AAS website selling glasses with the "ISO 12312-2" seal, indicating they meet international safety standards for filters to view the sun directly.
The 70-mile-wide path of totality of the coast-to-coast solar eclipse will cross 2,800 miles and 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina in just 90 minutes. However, partial eclipses will be visible in the U.S. throughout most of the continental 48 states. Parties and parades along the "totality" route are planned, and hotel rooms are completely booked. Some cities started planning events a decade ago.
The last total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. occurred in 1979, and the last one to cross the entire country was almost a century ago.
For eclipse-followers who want to get the perfect solar selfie, 7-Eleven encourages customers who buy viewing glasses to also purchase the exclusive shiny, selfie-inducing Chrome Dome Slurpee® cup and lid. The metallic dome top is perfect for taking reflective photos to be shared on social media, using the hashtags #7eleven and #solarselfie.
About 7-Eleven, Inc. 7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.