What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse is when the moon crosses between the earth and the sun, blocking some of the sun and making it look like a bite was taken out of it. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun, casting a shadow on the earth.
While the sun is far larger than the moon, it is also further away, making them seem the same size and allowing the moon to completely block out the sun’s light under the perfect circumstances, but the shadow that the moon casts is extremely small, only about 50 miles wide.
Current Schedule of Events
7:00 AM Library lobby opens
9:00 AM Crafts and activities begin
10:00 AM Overflow parking bus pickup begins
10:30 AM Stories with Thomas Freese
11:57 AM Beginning of eclipse
12:00 PM Overflow parking buses stop for eclipse
1:26 PM Sun totally eclipsed
1:28 PM End of totality
2:00 PM Overflow parking buses resume
2:52 PM End of eclipse