Total Solar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse Quick Links
 
Total Solar Eclipse Programs
Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Safety Glasses from The Space Science Institute (SSI) are available at all Greenwood County Library Locations
Please share pictures of your experience with us on our Facebook page or Twitter page using the hashtag #EclipseAtMyLibrary

Eclipse 101 from NASA
The last time most Americans experienced a total solar eclipse was 1991. On August 21, 2017, people will be able to observe the total solar eclipse, in partial or total form. This is a golden opportunity to observe one of nature’s most exciting splendors and to engage and educate diverse audiences in the U.S. using a backdrop of this amazing celestial event coupled with NASA unique assets. This website has many suggestions for safe eclipse viewing, history, maps, glossary and general information on eclipses. Click here for Eclipse 101.
 
 
Video Resources
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Safety Briefing
During a June 21 media briefing from the Newseum in Washington, representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations provided important information about safely viewing the total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21. View the video on Youtube.
 
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Science Briefing
During a June 21 media briefing from the Newseum in Washington, representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations discussed the opportunity for scientific study offered by the total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21. View the video on Youtube.
 
Your Eclipse: How Can You Be Ready for the Big Day? 
How can you safely view the August 21 eclipse? What is an eclipse? Where can you see this upcoming eclipse? All of those questions and more will be answered in this webcast. Presented by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. View the video at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website.
 
Printable Resouces
Photographing the Eclipse
Dowload a pdf containing instructions on how to photograph a solar eclipse. Created by Dr. Mike Reynolds (2016). Click here to download.
 
 
Why do you need Solar Eclipse Safety Glasses
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Click Here for solar eclipse safety information!
 
PLEASE NOTE: The Library is out of solar eclipse glasses
 
 

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

Viewing at the Ware Shoals Community Library
Monday, August 21, 1:00 - 2:30PM
Ware Shoals Community Library and School District 51 will host a “Total Solar Eclipse” viewing Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Ware Shoals High School Stadium. The partial phase will begin at 1:10 with totality beginning at 2:38:46 and will last a total of 2 minutes and 37 seconds. Come view the eclipse safely with your family and friends. Free Solar Eclipse Glasses from The Space Science Institute (SSI) while supplies last. Ware Shoals is in the direct path of the solar eclipse allowing total visibility. Come join us as we witness history! The gate opens at 1PM and program begins at 2PM. Click here for more information. 
 
Viewing at the Greenwood County Library
Monday, August 21, 1:30 - 3:00PM
Partial phase start: 1:10:23PM, Totality Start: 2:39:19PM, Duration of Totality: 2m 28s
**Greenwood County Library is OUT of Glasses**

 
 
Viewing at the Ninety Six Library
Monday, August 21, 12:30 - 3:30PM
Come join us at the Ninety Six Library in viewing the Solar Eclipse (glasses will be provided). The partial phase will begin at 1:10 with totality beginning at 2:39:35 and will last a total of 2 minutes and 32 seconds. Free Solar Eclipse Glasses from The Space Science Institute (SSI) while supplies last. Since this is an outdoor event please bring your own chair and or blanket to watch the Eclipse.  Call 543-4749 for more information. 

 
 

Total Solar Eclipse Time:
Location Partial Phase Start Totality Start Duration of Totality
Ware Shoals Community Library
1:10:00PM 2:38:46PM 2m 37s
Greenwood County Library
1:10:23PM
2:39:19PM 2m 28s
Ninety Six Library
1:10:43PM 2:39:35PM  2m 32s

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