We WILL have some glasses available to share during this program!
On August 21, 2017, a spectacular total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the width of the continental U.S. for the first time since 1918. Every state will have at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon--including Iowa! We will be partnering with the ISU Extension and 4-H to provide drop-in activities for all ages. Join us at the Marion Public Library to witness this special phenomenon.
SAFETY FIRST. It is NOT safe to view the solar eclipse without proper protection. In addition, the Marion Public Library is thrilled to offer free solar eclipse glasses to the public during our solar eclipse programs throughout August.
No matter the weather, we will have a livestream of the total eclipse showing in the library. See below for the best local, in-person viewing times:
Partial eclipse begins: Aug 21 at 11:46 am
Maximum eclipse: Aug 21 at 1:12 pm
Partial eclipse ends: August 21 at 2:36 pm
PROTECT YOUR EYES: USE ONLY ISO-CERTIFIED GLASSES. YOU CANNOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION. DOING SO MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT BLINDNESS.