Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

View the Eclipse Safely!

Free viewing glasses to the first 200 patrons who visit the Cleburne Public on August 21 who want to view the eclipse. 

Limit: One pair per person. 

Pick up your glasses here, then go outside or wherever you desire to view. We will distribute the glasses beginning at 10:00 AM

A short safety video will also be shown as needed throughout the morning and you can get printed safety instructions in English or Spanish!

An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won’t want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. Don’t let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this singular spectacle! You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest! Do not use sunglasses: they don’t offer your eyes sufficient protection. www.starnetlibraries.org

Come to the library to pick up your Eclipse viewing glasses beginning at 10:00 AM. You can also see a model of an eclipse to help understand what is occurring! 

The eclipse in our area is not a total eclipse; it will be about an 80% partial eclipse. In our area, the eclipse will begin at 11:40 AM and continue until 2:39 PM. The MAX ECLIPSE in our area will be at 1:10 PM.

The short safety video can also be seen here:

https://eclipse.aas.org/sites/eclipse.aas.org/files/AAS-Solar-Eclipse-Safety.mp4

If you do not get a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you can make your own viewer with a box! See here for instructions!

https://www.space.com/15752-solar-eclipse-viewer.html

A short introduction video to solar eclipses seen here:

https://eclipse.aas.org/sites/eclipse.aas.org/files/AAS-Solar-Eclipse-Intro.mp4

Printable Safety Instructions:

https://eclipse.aas.org/sites/eclipse.aas.org/files/AAS_Solar_Eclipse_Safety_v170702.pdf


Printable Safety Instructions in Spanish: https://eclipse.aas.org/sites/eclipse.aas.org/files/AAS-Solar-Eclipse-Safety-v170702e.pdf


Eclipse model explanation video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVYLHCezJug&feature=youtu.be

We hope you will plan to enjoy the eclipse safely!

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Eclipse viewing

Information below copied from "The 'All-American' Eclipse: A Guide for Public Libraries and Their Communities" by Andrew Fraknoi and Denish Schatz.


Alternative eclipse viewing methods are offered.



Sources for ordering eclipse viewing glasses are also listed.


Remember, we have only 200 glasses to give away, and we will limit one pair per patron.

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