On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/)
Waubonsee Community College
SIU - Southern Illinois University
In Carbondale, it will be possible to view the full eclipse. Many events and festivities are planned.
Sugar Grove Public Library
Registration is required for the viewing party at the Sugar Grove Public Library on August 21 from 12 PM - 2 PM.
Santori Library - Parker Garden
Free viewing party at the Santori Library In downtown Aurora.
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe).The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety)
Additional Safety Links
Sugar Grove - Todd Library
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2396
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4624
Aurora Fox Valley
(630) 585-7900, ext. 3966