Giant pair of eclipse solar glasses debuted at Mayfest in Perryville

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - The city of Perryville kicked off its Great North American Eclipse festivities with the debut of a giant pair of solar glasses.

They debuted in the Mayfest Parade on Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m.

After the parade, the solar glasses will be on display on Jackson Street for Mayfest and then installed at their permanent location in the Perryville City Park.

According to the city, the glasses are the largest, permanent, working eclipse glasses known.

They said Rainbow Symphony owner Mark Margolis of Los Angeles, California, local fabricator Jared Cochran of Speed Fabrication and Mike Warren of Main Street Signs designed and created the giant glasses for the Perryville community.

Perryville was in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and is preparing for another total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.