Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

| July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am

We are 4 weeks out and If you’ve not made plans yet on where to experience the total eclipse, NASA and the Space Science Institute may have some ideas for you.

NASA’s eclipse website has everything you need, including interactive maps, links to live streams, and lists of events in your area. There are maps detailing official NASA viewing locations, astronomy clubs, museums, zoos and other community events and libraries that are planning eclipse events.

Libraries have evolved over the years from just a place to check out books to a center of community learning. Over 4800 public library branches, bookmobiles, tribal libraries and state libraries across all 50 states will be distributing 1 million eclipse glasses at events.

For example, events are planned at public library branches in HuntsvilleBirmingham, North Shelby, Oneonta, Gadsden, and more.  Some events will have free eclipse glasses available.  Check the list of registered libraries for details and contact the participating library near you.

There are also some great resources available for download there in English and Spanish.

Elsewhere in the sky, look for the moon to be very near the bright star Regulus on July 25.Regulus is the bottom of a backward question mark in Leo. A sliver of Moon will be visible to the left. Three days later, look for a little larger sliver of moon high in the sky near Jupiter.

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Tony Rice is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and the voice and brains behinds the weekly Astronomy Report on the WeatherBrains podcast. He grew up in Southern California where he watched the Space Shuttles being build and landed nearby and was hooked. Tony brings weather and space together to communicate the excitement of space exploration and promote a greater appreciation for Earth sciences.

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