Solar Eclipse 2023


Get ready to experience the solar eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14!

Join us for eclipse-related activities to learn about the phenomenon, make a fun space-related craft and pick up a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses! Special family events are scheduled at libraries across the city leading up to the day of the eclipse. Glasses will be available while supplies last. One pair per person, please. 

What is a solar eclipse?

An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while it is at its farthest point from Earth. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will not completely block out the Sun, creating a “ring of fire” effect in the sky. Avoid damaging your eyes by using specialized eclipse-viewing glasses when looking directly at the eclipse. 

About Mission2Mars

Mission2Mars is a nationwide program designed to fire up interest in NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program by connecting the public with its Moon-to-Mars missions and learning resources.  

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