On Monday, August 21st the Great American Solar Eclipse, which is a total solar eclipse, will make its way from the coast of Oregon across a swath of the United States, ending in South Carolina. This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.
Here in Crest Hill, we will see a partial solar eclipse, which is still pretty neat! We have special glasses for you to wear in order to look at the Sun as the Moon passes in front of it. You will need to attend this program in order to receive the glasses, and they are available on a first come, first serve basis while we watch the eclipse outside the Library.
DETAILS OF THE ECLIPSE:
Partial solar eclipse visible (88.33% coverage of Sun)
Duration: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
Partial eclipse begins: Aug 21, 2017 at 11:53:24 am
Maximum eclipse: Aug 21, 2017 at 1:19:13 pm
Partial eclipse ends: Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42:29 pm