Solar eclipse party at the NSB library

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Visions of the upcoming total solar eclipse are getting astronomers and everyday stargazers revved up for an astronomically good time.

Show your enthusiasm for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by attending a Total Eclipse Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

"Attendees can watch the total eclipse, streamed live by NASA, on a large screen and make solar crafts in the library’s auditorium" Volusia County Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn told Headline Surfer. "Outdoor eclipse-viewing glasses will be distributed while supplies last." During the solar eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth and block all or part of the sun.

According to NASA, everyone in North America will be able to see at least a partial eclipse in which the moon covers part of the sun. Those in the path of totality – a 70-mile-wide band that extends from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina – will be treated to a total eclipse in which the moon blocks the entire sun.

 The total phase of the solar eclipse will not be visible in Florida. In New Smyrna Beach, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 1:19 p.m., reach its peak at 2:51 p.m., and end at 4:14 p.m.

Pat Kuehn / Headline Surfer"Attendees can watch the total eclipse, streamed live by NASA, on a large screen and make solar crafts in the library’s auditorium" Volusia County Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn told Headline Surfer. "Outdoor eclipse-viewing glasses will be distributed while supplies last." During the solar eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth and block all or part of the sun."

According to NASA, everyone in North America will be able to see at least a partial eclipse in which the moon covers part of the sun. Those in the path of totality – a 70-mile-wide band that extends from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina – will be treated to a total eclipse in which the moon blocks the entire sun. 

The total phase of the solar eclipse will not be visible in Florida. In New Smyrna Beach, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 1:19 p.m., reach its peak at 2:51 p.m., and end at 4:14 p.m.

Registration is not required. For more information, call 386-424-2910, option 4.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.