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A Virginia teen is collecting eclipse glasses for children in Asia and South America

A Virginia teen is collecting eclipse glasses for children in Asia and South America (Jay Korff/ABC7) 

At 13-year-old Max Greenberg’s home in Leesburg, it might not sound like a lot but 21 solar eclipse glasses are just the start of a project that could go very far.

“So I was wondering what to do with the glasses after the eclipse yesterday,” said Max Greenberg.

Max and his family had so much fun watching Monday’s astronomical event, a stunning rarity of rock and fire, that they are sharing this experience.

“Our hope is to get as many glasses as possible,” says his father David Greenberg.

They’re collecting for Astronomers Without Borders. That organization is gathering eye protection for children in Asia and South America: the site of the 2019 eclipse.

“I wanted students in South America and Asia who aren’t as lucky as us to be able to experience the natural phenomena that we experienced yesterday," said Max.

For now friends and neighbors are dropping off glasses at the Greenberg’s house. Starting Tuesday Loudoun County Public Library branches will serve as the official collection point.

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