There will be a Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.
During an Eclipse, the moon covers the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen.
Kern County will see a Partial Solar Eclipse, where the moon covers part of the sun.
How to view a Solar Eclipse Safely:
- The only way to look at an “un-eclipsed” or partially eclipsed sun is through special colar filers, or Eclipse Glasses, as we like to call them!
- You must stand still and cover your eyes with your Eclipse Glasses. Turn away to remove the glasses. Do Not remove them while looking at the sun!
- Do Not look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other way! The solar rays will cause serious injury.
- Only use Eclipse Glasses or a hand-held solar viewer.
Events Celebrating the Eclipse at Your Library:
- Sat. August 12 @ 11am-2pm – S.T.E.A.M.: Solar Eclipse – Beale Memorial Library – The Kern Astronomical Society will present on safe solar viewing.
- Tue. August 15 @ 4pm – S.T.E.A.M.: Solar Eclipse – California City Branch Library – Learn how much smaller the moon can appear to cover up the sun during a Solar Eclipse. Create a mini eclipse of your own!
- Wed. August 16 @ 3pm & Fri. August 18 @ 3pm – S.T.E.A.M. Activities Club: Eclipses, Lights, & Holograms – Holloway-Gonzales Branch Library – Get ready to explore eclipses, lights, & holograms to better understand the solar eclipse.
- Fri. August 18 @ 11am – Family Storytime: Eclipse – Wilson Branch Library – Celebrate reading & the solar eclipse with stories, songs, rhymes, & fun for your 3 to 5 year old.
Library Branches Giving Away FREE Eclipse Glasses:
- Arvin Branch Library
- Mojave Branch Library