Eclipse Happening Saturday October 14

There will be an annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14 from 8:05 - 10: 42 am.  To view this spectacular event safely, pick up a pair of eclipse glasses at your Marin County Free Library branch this week, until supplies run out.

An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from Earth.  Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the Sun.  As a result, the Moon appears as a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk, creating what looks like a ring around the Moon.  The next annual eclipse in the U.S. will be on Oct. 14, 2023.  Source:

Hold on to your eclipse glasses because on Monday, April 8, 2024, a partial solar eclipse will be viewable in Marin beginning at 10:14 am.  It will reach its maximum at 11:13 am and end at 12:15 pm.

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