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The Great American Eclipse

Join us for the solar eclipse! Be a part of history by celebrating the Great American Eclipse with the library and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Nobel Planetarium.

During the event, participants will see the partial solar eclipse through solar glasses and watch a streaming video streaming of the total solar eclipse. Solar glasses will be given out to participants on the day of the event. This program is intended for youth and families.

Solar eclipses take place when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun blocking the image of the Sun from viewers on Earth. This upcoming eclipse has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse because it will be visible in totality only from the United States. It is extremely rare for an eclipse to only be visible in totality from one country making the Great American Eclipse a historic event. In fact, the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States was in 1918. However, there was a total solar eclipse that crossed the east coast of the United States in 1970.

Last updated: July 18, 2017