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Reading Public Library to host eclipse viewing party

Reading Public Library to host eclipse viewing partyā€¯

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on the earth.

"For lunar eclipses, you can stare at the moon all you want".

"The eclipse glasses are so dark that if you put them on and look outside now, you wouldn't be able to see anything", Knox said.

As long as any bit of the sun is still visible, you can risk damaging your eyes by staring at the eclipse.

For more information on the eclipse, head over to the Fiske Planetarium's website.

In addition, DSC associate history professor Christian Griggs will talk about how people have responded to solar eclipses over the ages, especially before people understood what was actually happening.

Horne said the library would also live stream the event in case of inclement weather.

The partial eclipse will start at 1:17 p.m. and end at 4:10 p.m.

A lunar eclipse will occur on the night of August 7, continuing until early the next morning, and will be visible in India and all over Asia, Europe, and Africa, Nehru Planetarium officials said on Friday.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is happening later this month when a total solar eclipse cuts a path across North America after a 99-year hiatus. You can use welding glass to look at the Sun directly but it has to be number 14 welding glass.

It took less than two hours for the Cleveland/Bradley Public Library to distribute hundreds of solar eclipse viewing glasses to the community.

Elementary science curriculum creator Mystery Science is partnering with Google to help kids across the United States experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. There is a 70-mile wide "totality zone" stretching from the northwest to the east coast in which people will experience a total eclipse.

The certification means the glasses and solar viewers have met an global safety standard and are safe for your eyes.



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