TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will take place and the County Library is offering several programs and viewing parties to help maximize this incredible experience.

  • Our Solar System

    Taylorsville, Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am

  • Storytime

    Millcreek, Wednesday, August 2, 7 pm

    Whitmore, Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 am

    Magna, Monday, August 21, 10:30 am

  • Be a Star!

    Millcreek, Tuesday, August 8, 4 pm

  • Hop n’ Harmonies

    Holladay, Monday, August 21, 10:15 am

  • Science Club

    Holladay, Friday, July 28, 3 pm

  • Crafts

    Whitmore, Thursday, August 17, 10:15 am

    Whitmore, Friday, August 18, 10:15 am

    Whitmore, Saturday, August 19, 10:15 am

    Whitmore, Monday, August 21, 10:15 am

  • STEM Solar System

    Riverton, Wednesday, August 9, 1 pm

    Riverton, Thursday, August 10, 7 pm

  • Rocket Launchings

    Bingham Creek, Thursday, August 17, 6 pm

  • Solar Eclipse Display

    Sandy, Thursday, August 17, 10:15 am

    Sandy, Monday, August 21, 3:30 pm

  • Lunar Tunes-Looney Tunes Marathon

    Bingham Creek, Monday, August 14, 1 pm

    Bingham Creek, Tuesday, August 15, 11 am

    Bingham Creek, Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 am

    Bingham Creek, Thursday, August 17, 10 am

    Bingham Creek, Friday, August 18, 10 am

    Bingham Creek, Saturday, August 19, 11 am

    Bingham Creek, Monday, August 21, 1 pm (indoor Eclipse Screening)

    Bingham Creek, Tuesday, August 21, 7 pm (Karaoke)

To find additional solar eclipse programs taking place at the County Library,

visit our online calendar and follow us on Facebook

 

Programs and events taking place across the County, as well as basic solar eclipse information, can be found using this hashtag: #AllEyesOnTheSky and by visiting the Clark Planetarium’s website.

PROGRAMS

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Solar eclipse viewing parties are taking place across Salt Lake County on Monday, August 21.

Bingham Creek, 10 am

Herriman, 10 am - 200 Eclipse Glasses

Magna, 10 am - 150 Eclipse Glasses

Millcreek, 10 am - 300 Eclipse Glasses

Sandy, 10 am - 300 Eclipse Glasses

South Jordan, 10 am

West Jordan, 10 am - 90 Eclipse Glasses

Riverton, 10:15 am - 200 Eclipse Glasses

Whitmore, 10:15 am - 300 Eclipse Glasses

Taylorsville, 10:30 am - 200 Eclipse Glasses

Holladay, 11 am - 250 Eclipse Glasses

Non-Library Viewing Locations

VIEWING PARTIES

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Solar Week: 8/7-11

 

Solar Eclipse: 8/21

Start time: 10:13 am

Midpoint: 11:33 am

End time: 12:59 pm

Best viewpoint: Idaho and Wyoming (total eclipse)

Salt Lake County viewpoint: 91-92% (so close!)

 

Last total solar eclipse: 38 years ago (February 26, 1979)

 

Last time a really good solar eclipse song was released: 34 years ago (February 11, 1983)

 

Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart

 

SAFETY FIRST: Turn around bright eyes, this is a total solar eclipse of the sun and if you don’t turn around, your eyes will be burned by the time it’s done. Never look directly at the sun, especially during a solar eclipse.

 

For more information about viewing safety: NASA–Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses

 

For more information about the total eclipse: eclipse2017.nasa.gov

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