Local library caught in eclipse glasses confusion

Frederick Owens
August 22, 2017

Fourteen states will experience totality, or complete coverage of the sun by the moon.

GRIFTON, N.C.(WNCT)- One community made it easier to find solar eclipse glasses this morning.

Crayons and pencils flew everywhere Sunday as kids at the Iowa City Public Library perfected their solar-eclipse crafts and parents stowed away free eclipse viewing glasses for the event the next day.

The rest of North America will experience a partial eclipse, where the moon blocks only a portion of the solar disk.

She also thanked DJ Sean "Big Daddy" McKee for providing the event's soundtrack, the Ridgefield Police Department for helping with crowd control, and members of the National Charity League and various Boy and Girl Scout troops for volunteering their time.

"This is an excellent opportunity for the general public to learn more about astronomy", Dani Lipman, the president of the Society of Physics Students said. Now we just have the ones reserved for our Monday event.

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NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame will host an event from noon to 4 p.m. Monday near Jordan Hall of Science.

"So today we can actually see the moon between the Earth and the sun", Hagans said.

Parts of the USA will be able to see a total eclipse of the sun for the first time in nearly 40 years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

For those who may have run out of time to get their own pair of "Eclipse Glasses" a simple to make device known as a Pinhole Projector.

Do not look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. "We hope to help educate and have fun".

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