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Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse from Hibernia County Park

Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse from Hibernia County Park In-Person

During a total eclipse, the sun is completely hidden by the moon and the sky becomes dark, making an eerie “night in the middle of the day”. The sun’s faint outer atmosphere (the corona) becomes visible like a beautiful halo. The total eclipse can only be viewed in the direct solar eclipse path. Chester County will experience 90% totality.

The Chester County Library is hosting this event along with Chester County Parks and Preservation, NASA, The Chester County Astronomical Society and Timmy Telescope in the Fiddler’s Field at Hibernia County Park, 1 Park Rd. Coatesville, PA.

Bring friends and family and enjoy observing the eclipse with the help and expertise if local astronomy enthusiasts. Learn about eclipses and try out activities that will help to better understand them. Participate in eclipse related activities such as the GLOBE Observer- Eclipse program and GLOBE Observer- Clouds program and enter your data into the network to help scientists. Participate in a 20 minute "Sun Salutation" at 2:15 pm and/or a 20 minute "Moon Salutation" at 3:45 pm with Heather from 2 Crows and a Raven Yoga.

Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Plan to bring chairs and/or blanket for comfort, sunscreen, and water.

A limited number of solar observation glasses will be available.

Registration is suggested and you will receive an email reminder. Walk-ins welcome. Registration will close 1 day prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

This program supports PA Forward®, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association that highlights libraries’ role in moving Pennsylvania forward. Libraries are key to powering progress, elevating the quality of life by fueling the types of knowledge essential to its success.

Monday, April 8, 2024
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Chester County Library
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Pam Marquette

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