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Solar Eclipse Glasses/gafas de eclipse solar

Solar Eclipse Glasses/gafas de eclipse solar In-Person

On April 8, 2024, North America will be treated to a mesmerizing solar eclipse spanning Mexico, the United States, and Canada. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse.

From our location in Westchester, a partial eclipse will be visible (weather permitting). Viewing a partial eclipse without specialized eye protection for solar viewing is unsafe. We have procured a limited number of solar eclipse viewers to share with our patrons and will collect them for reuse after the solar eclipse (more information to follow). An adult library card must be used to reserve one pair of solar eclipse glasses (see below). Solar eclipse glasses will be available for pick up at the Info Desk in the Lobby of Greenburgh Public Library (with a reservation) while supplies last.


El 8 de abril de 2024, América del Norte experimentará un eclipse solar que abarcará México, Estados Unidos y Canadá. Durante un eclipse solar total, la Luna bloquea completamente al Sol mientras pasa entre el Sol y la Tierra, creando un fenómeno fascinante. Desde Westchester, se podrá observar un eclipse parcial, siempre y cuando el clima lo permita. Es crucial destacar que no es seguro mirar un eclipse parcial sin protección ocular especializada.

En Westchester, la biblioteca pública de Greenburgh ha adquirido visores de eclipses solares y los compartirá con los patrocinadores. Se podrán reservar utilizando una tarjeta de biblioteca para adultos y recoger en el mostrador de información hasta agotar existencias. Además, se promueve el uso de métodos de visión indirecta, como proyectores estenopeicos, para disfrutar del eclipse de manera segura sin mirar directamente al Sol (por ejemplo, un agujero en una tarjeta, un colador, una espumadera).

La biblioteca ha organizado programas educativos y atractivos sobre eclipses solares para todas las edades, con gafas reservadas para los participantes en eventos presenciales. ¡La invitación es a disfrutar de este emocionante evento celestial de manera segura y educativa!

Date:
Monday, April 8, 2024
Time:
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Lobby
Audience:
  Adults     Children     Teen     Tween  
Categories:
  Solar Eclipse  

Registration is required. There are 195 seats available.

If you don’t have specialized eye protection, you can use an indirect viewing method, which does not involve looking directly at the Sun. One way is to use a pinhole projector. A pinhole projector has a small opening (a hole punched in an index card, a slotted spoon, or a colander) and projects an image of the Sun onto a nearby surface. With the Sun at your back, you can safely view the projected image on the ground.

GPL has designed educational and engaging solar eclipse programs for adults, teens, tweens, and children. We have reserved a limited amount of solar eclipse glasses for participants of in-person solar eclipse programming for school-age children. We hope that everyone will enjoy this exciting celestial event safely!

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