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Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
100 S Church St, Clayton, North Carolina 27520
Join us in Downtown Clayton on Monday, August 21st as we watch the Moon take a big bite out of the Sun!
At around 2:45 p.m. in Clayton, 93% of the sun will be obscured by the moon!
The sky will go dark, the temperature will drop, stars will appear, and birds will start chirping their nighttime songs. The sun's faint atmosphere (its corona) will create a beautiful halo! Don't miss this awesome solar spectacle!
A once-in-a-lifetime experience — the 1st total eclipse to cross from the West Coast to the Carolinas in nearly 40 years!
You MUST view the eclipse SAFELY!
The Clayton Library has already handed out 900 FREE safety glasses thanks to the STAR Library Network — STEM Learning in Libraries and NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We still have 300 eclipse glasses and will be giving them out in Town Square starting at 1 p.m.
Predictions for Clayton are that we'll begin to see the moon eclipse the sun around 1:17 p.m. The eclipse will reach its peak at around 2:45 p.m. when the moon will cover about 93% of the sun! The sun won't be fully visible again until around 4 p.m.
Bring a blanket or chair and join us in Town Square, just a block from the library. We'll have eclipse maps, games, and experiments for everyone to enjoy.
If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll head back inside the library and watch the eclipse live from NASA at nasa.gov/eclipselive