Solar Eclipse Event and Viewing Glasses
On August 21, 2017 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. The sun will disappear behind the moon, causing daylight to turn to twilight and the temperature to briefly drop. While Ohio is not in the “path of totality” for this rare occurrence, residents will be able to view a partial solar eclipse, with an estimated 86% of the sun being covered at approximately 2:30pm.
The library’s weekly IMake program will feature a series of activities about the sun and eclipses. Children of all ages are welcome to drop in between 3:15 and 4:30 on Wednesday, August 16 for IMake Solar Eclipse.
It is important to wear eye protection when viewing a solar eclipse. The library has run out of free eclipse viewing glasses for our patrons, but NASA offers plans for a DIY Eclipse Viewer.