The moon will completely cover the sun on Monday, August 21! What a sight it will be to see! A total eclipse is nature at its most incredible. It lasts less than three minutes and along its path, twilight suddenly descends where there was sunlight just moments before. The temperature drops as the sun disappears behind the moon. Link to Eclipse info for US.
On August 21, anyone along this strip of land across America (the line of totality) will experience the phenomenon firsthand; furthermore, all 50 states in the U.S. will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. National Parks are a great place to view the Eclipse, check out these EVENTS leading up to and for the eclipse viewing! Several Georgia State Parks are in the path of totality! GA State Park managers are reminding visitors to use only official park entrances, with most opening at 7 a.m., and that a $5 ParkPass is required for all vehicles. If parks reach capacity, entrance gates may need to close. Everyone staying overnight will need a reservation. Overnight parking, hiking off trails and alcohol are not allowed. To learn more about solar eclipse celebrations in Georgia’s State Parks, visit www.GaStateParks.org/
Safety First…most everyone knows, but just in case, I need to reiterate…DO NOT look directly into the eclipse without protective glasses prior or after the total darkness. Also, make sure you know that the Eclipse Glasses you have are certified. You can look up without the glasses when the sun is totally covered by the moon. Depending on where you are viewing, that will be between 1.78 – 2.38 minutes, then the glasses need to go back on. Be careful, the partial eclipse can damage the lens of your camera.
Fulton County Public Schools: “Fulton County, which is in the path of the eclipse, will experience a 98% total solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin after lunch and last about three hours from start to finish. The skies will gradually begin to darken as the moon moves into the path of the sun. Over time the sky it will become increasingly dark. The near total eclipse is expected to occur between 2:35 and 2:40, and will last just over two minutes. Then the skies will gradually become filled with more light as the moon moves out of the path of the sun.
Watch the Eclipse
Many local libraries are holding events this week Check our FREE library events article for more information and on free local events! http://alpharettamoms.org/free-fun-library-events-kiddos-a…/
Northeast /Spruill Oaks: All are invited to get a pair of special sun glasses provided by the library to watch the partial (95%) solar eclipse at 2:36 p.m., the time of maximum viewing, with the Librarians. Weather permitting. All ages. 8/21
**Cumming Library August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing 2-3:30 pm
Enjoy hands on activities, educational displays and videos, plus crafts in our meeting room. At 2:20 p.m., we’ll provide special glasses and go outside to watch the eclipse. Supplies are limited.
More on the Eclipse: http://xjubier.free.fr/…/solar_eclip…/TSE_20170821_pg01.html
**Post Road Library 5010 Post Road Cumming 30040
August 21Solar Eclipse Viewing
**They will live stream the full eclipse in their Hot Spot,
enjoy crafts and educational displays. At 2:15 p.m., learn how to properly view an eclipse and then join us outside to watch the moon pass before the sun! We will provide eclipse glasses. Space and supplies are limited so please arrive early to claim your spot.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Will Have Limited Supply of Certified-Safe Eclipse Viewing Glasses at Viewing Parties Throughout Fulton
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is catching the solar eclipse fever! The library system, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and STAR_Net has given out nearly 8,000 pairs of eclipse glasses to residents and patrons throughout Fulton County in preparation for this exciting phenomenon. Continuing the celebration and excitement, the Library System will hold viewing parties at the following library branches: Adamsville-Collier Heights Library, Adams Park Library, Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, Northwest Library at Scott’s Crossing, Northside Library, Ocee Library, Ponce de Leon Library, Washington Park Library. Additionally, the Library’s Outreach team will hold an event in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, including live “eclipse-themed” music, pop-up library and free glasses while supplies last. For a full listing of all eclipse day programs and locations, visit http://www.afpls.org/news/2201-solar-eclipse-viewing-parties.
The Library System expects to see the largest crowds at the Woodruff Park event, where approximately 400 pairs of glasses will be distributed to attendees in the downtown business community and surrounding areas for a viewing party in the park. The park event is expected to draw hundreds of eclipse-watchers. Interested guests should plan to arrive early to secure a spot in the park to watch the eclipse, which is expected to pass through the area at approximately 2:35 p.m. For more information about the solar eclipse, visit https://www.starnetlibraries.org/
Duluth Town Green Join us with your protective glasses for a solar eclipse event on August 21st from 1-3pm. We’ll have educational activities provided by the Gwinnett County Public Library-Duluth Branch and some music to enjoy while we wait for the eclipse to take place. The Duluth Public Library will have some glasses on hand however supplies are limited. Though we are not in the path to see a total eclipse we are hoping to see a partial one:)
Please Note: The solar eclipse can not be viewed without certified approved glasses. For more information on how to view the solar eclipse safely, please visit: https://