On Monday, August 21, the US will experience its first solar eclipse in nearly a hundred years. The total eclipse viewing corridor will stretch across 14 states. The first sighting in the U.S. on Aug. 21 will be in Lincoln Beach, Oregon and will last be seen in Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EST.
According to eclipse2017.org, Long Island will experience an approximately 70 percent eclipse. The partial phases will start in this area at 1:24 p.m. It will then reach a maximum effacement of the sun's disk at 2:46 p.m. and end around at 4:01 p.m.
Please be advised that everyone must use eye protection to view the eclipse. The Library will have glasses for you to use during the eclipse. Interested in learning more?
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