EventsTotal Solar Eclipse Extravaganza

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Total Solar Eclipse Extravaganza

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jackson Community Branch

Description

Witness the total solar eclipse in your own backyard. Learn about the eclipse, enjoy STEM experiments, and witness the eclipse at Jackson Community Branch.

First 100 sign-ups get free certified eclipse glasses.

For a total solar eclipse to occur, the Sun, Moon, and Earth must align in a straight line. Observers within the Moon's central shadow witness the complete eclipse, plunging the sky into darkness reminiscent of night. The temperature drops noticeably. Under favorable conditions, those in the path of totality can observe the Sun's corona, its outer atmosphere. During a total solar eclipse, viewers can safely gaze without eclipse glasses, but only when the Moon completely obscures the Sun. Ohio will witness its first total solar eclipse since 1806, with the next anticipated in 2099.

Where to Watch?

Find a nice clear spot with an unobstructed view of the sky.

How to Watch?

You can see the Sun and the eclipse with special solar eclipse viewing glasses. NEVER look directly at the Sun without appropriate eyewear. Regular sunglasses are not safe to view an eclipse.

How Long Will It Last?

The phases of a solar eclipse may span several hours, but the total eclipse, where the Moon fully obstructs the Sun, only lasts few minutes, depending on your location.

*In case of inclement weather, eclipse-related activities will still take place at Jackson Community Branch.

Suitable for:
Adults
Early Learners (Birth - Pre-K)
Teens
Older Adults
Elementary (K - 5th Grade)
Tweens
Type:
Crafts
Culture
Recreation
STEM
Language:
English

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