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Free Eclipse Glasses: Get ‘Em While They Last!

Coming up on April 8 will be a once-in-a-lifetime event: The Great American Solar Eclipse! While supplies last, ISO-certified eclipse safety glasses are available upon request at the Library’s Circulation Desk. During his recent talk at the Library, NASA ambassador and Evansville Astronomical Society president Tony Bryant stressed the importance of eye protection while viewing the sun before and after the total eclipse.

   In Huntingburg, the eclipse’s partial phase begins at 1:47:19 p.m. when the shadow of the moon begins to move across the face of the sun. The total eclipse will begin at 3:03:57 p.m. and will last for 2 minutes, 54.7 seconds. During totality, the entire sun will be eclipsed by the shadow of the moon, revealing the corona around the sun which normally is not visible to the naked eye. The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is during the time of totality.

   The Library will be open on April 8 as usual, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Total solar eclipse
Total Eclipse of the Sun. Original public domain image from Flickr