You can view the August 21st solar eclipse with a pair of solar eclipse glasses from the Jefferson Township Public Library.

On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse, unfortunately Jefferson is not in the zone of totality so only a portion of the moon covering the sun will be seen.
According to the NASA website (, the eclipse in Jefferson will begin at approximately 5:23 p.m. on August 21. The moon will cover the sun most at 6:45 p.m. and the moon will finish passing the sun at 8:01 p.m.

However according to NASA, even viewing a portion of the eclipse requires special filtered glasses.

The library, according to Seth Stephens, Director, has purchased 50 pairs of glasses and will be giving away one pair of glasses to anyone who has a Jefferson Township library card.

To receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses just bring your library card to the Jefferson Township Public Library.

For more information about the Library, visit the library at 1031 Weldon Road, or on the web at The Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 9:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

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