Eclipse glasses still available if you get up early to secure a set

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If you haven't already purchased a pair of eclipse glasses you may have to get up extra early to secure a set. (KGO-TV)

Are you ready to view the solar eclipse tomorrow?

If you haven't already purchased a pair of eclipse glasses you may have to get up extra early to secure a set.

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The viewing glasses are a hot commodity.

Local libraries are sold out, and so is the Chabot Space and Science Center.

But, they've all held on to a limited amount to give away or sell tomorrow morning.

Chabot is expecting around 1,000 people to view the partial eclipse atop the Oakland Hills.

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They'll have around 300 glasses to sell and they're hoping people are kind enough to share.

Astronomers will also be on hand to help with a few sets of professional viewing goggles.

Both the Oakland and Berkeley libraries will also have a limited number of glasses to give away tomorrow.

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Shipments at all of the locations have sold out or have been given away within hours this week.

Joseph Alvarez says the glasses are in such a high demand not even he knows where they are hidden within the library.

You'll want to show up early to the viewing parties at both Berkeley library and the Chabot Space and Science Center.

If you don't have the glasses, you can use your cell phone by flipping the camera like you're taking a selfie and turn your back to the sun.

Do not look directly into the sun without the protective glasses.

On the day of the eclipse, we'll bring you live coverage on TV and online. Click here for full coverage on this rare event.

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