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Presentation: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
April 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
On Monday, August 21, American skywatchers will witness a rare and spectacular event–the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, and the Moon’s apparent diameter is the same size as the sun’s blocking all direct sunlight and turning daylight into darkness.
Join amateur astronomer Marilyn Hart in the Large Meeting Room for a presentation on preparing to view this spectacular event. At this event you will learn:
- How and why eclipses occur
- Ideal places to view the August 21 eclipse
- How to view a solar eclipse safely
This event is free to the public is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.