On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun, and everyone in Monrovia is invited to come to join us at the Library to watch the solar eclipse! The special event will take place on August 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Library will have special glasses for viewing the eclipse, which will occur at 9:48 a.m., along with snacks and craft activities for kids!
As you may know, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun so that it blocks our view of the light from the sun. This causes the earth to get dark at that time because we’re in the shadow of the moon! Anyone located within the path that the moon’s shadow traces on Earth (aka, the Path of Totality) will see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse! According to NASA, the Path of Totality will stretch from Lincoln Beach (Oregon) to Charleston (South Carolina).
For us here in Monrovia, we are outside of the Path of Totality, which means that we will only see a partial solar eclipse in Monrovia, where around 50% - 75% of the sun will be blocked out of view by the moon. The map below outlines the solar eclipse path of travel and also the eclipse level from different positions across North America.
We hope you can join us for an out of this world event on August 21, 2017, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our terrific Library staff at (626) 256-8274!