Prepare for the 2023 & 2024 Solar Eclipses

On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. This partial eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States, and Canada. It will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.

How to Watch

In the U.S., the annular eclipse will begin on Saturday, October 14, 2023 in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PDT and end in Texas at 12:03 p.m. CDT. The total solar eclipse will begin Monday, April 8, 2024 over the South Pacific Ocean around 11:07 a.m. PDT and finish passing over continental North America on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada, at 5:16 p.m. NDT. 

It is never safe to look directly at the sun--even during an eclipse. Regular sunglasses, swimming goggles, and most camera filters are not safe for looking directly at the sun. You can safely protect your eyes with certified solar-viewing glasses from the library.

Solar viewing glasses will be available at all Sno-Isle library locations beginning September 18. Visit the service desk to receive one (1) pair of glasses per family while supplies last. Don't forget to save your glasses for the total eclipse in April 2024!

Events & Activities

Join us for one of our educational presentations about the upcoming solar eclipse. 

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Learn More About Solar Eclipses

Check out these informational resources to learn more about the science behind this fascinating astronomical event. 


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