Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Oct 14

Saturday, October 14, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Watch NASA’s livestream of the annular solar eclipse on the big screen at the library.

Refreshments will be served. No registration for this free program.

The eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. It will be visible in the U.S. as it crosses the sky from Oregon to Texas. Here in Florida, it will be only partially visible outside.

The Sun is never completely blocked by the Moon during an annular solar eclipse. Therefore, during an annular eclipse, it is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. The library will have a limited supply of free solar eclipse glasses available beginning Thursday, Oct. 12. One per person.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus, or ring. Learn more at:

Special thanks to Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network for providing the eclipse glasses.