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Dark Afternoon Monday as Eclipse Happens Over U.S.

Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII news

Monday afternoon at 1:12 p.m. is the maximum coverage of the eclipse in Washington.

The moon will pass in front of the sun during the day, causing a period of darkness. Director of the Washington Free Public Library Debbie Stanton says the library will be hosting events, “We are super excited that Washington is on the path of the eclipse. We are not in totality, so where it’s going to be completely covered by the moon, but we will have a really great, kind of, front-row seat to the eclipse here in Washington, so the library wanted to do something fun to celebrate that.” A party will be held downtown Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with storytime, crafts, yoga, music, and snacks. The library will also have viewing glasses to protect eyes during the astronomical event. A live streaming of the eclipse will also be held inside the library as the event passes over the United States.