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Apr 8, 2024

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9-12 - set up

12-5 DJ/Music Entertainment

12-5 Food Trucks - Broke Smokers, CaliOH Eats, What's the Scoop?

12-5 Activities/booths open

1:30-4 Door Prize Drawings

1:53 Start of Eclipse

2:30-3:30 - Library Event

3:08-3:12 totality

4:24 End of Eclipse


Bounce Houses - $10 Unlimited

Gaga Pit

9 Square

Door Prizes

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Eclipse FAQ

Why do I need eclipse glasses? 

Looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes. Staring at the sun for even a short period of time without proper protection can cause permanent damage to your retina. Ordinary sunglasses are not proper protection for looking at the sun. 

What is a total solar eclipse? 

This occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun, and the Sun's outer atmosphere/corona becomes visible. Total solar eclipses are rare, with the last total eclipse in Ohio happening in 1806! 

What time is the eclipse?

Partial eclipse starts at 1:53 p.m. with totality starting at 3:08 in the Dayton area. We can expect the total eclipse to last around 2 minutes and 42 seconds. 

Where can I get eclipse glasses?

We will have glasses to pass out at the event. Glasses for viewing should meet the requirements of the ISO 12312-2 international standard. NASA does not approve or endorse products. Glasses purchased on Amazon or eBay may not meet proper standards. You can view a list of distributors the American Astronomical Society approves here

How can I prepare for this event? 

The Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County recommendations can be found here.

Additional resources:

Brookville Library Viewing Party

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