PTPL & PT Parks and Recreation are working together to host a SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH PARTY for the April 8 solar eclipse. Join us at Rolling Hills Park from 2 to 4 pm to play games and view the solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to attendees. Auntie Anne’s pretzel truck will have snacks and beverages available for purchase.
The library will not be passing out solar eclipse glasses before this event. Individuals at the Solar Eclipse Watch Party will be provided glasses at the event.
This eclipse is crossing over the continental United States and will begin its path over North America as it enters the Sinaloa region of Mexico and travels to the island of Newfoundland in Canada. Fifteen US states will fall in the totality, including the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Although we are not in the totality, our area will be able to view the sun as it is 97% eclipsed by the moon at its peak from about 3:15 pm to 3:20 pm.
Although eclipses occur every 18 months, the next solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States will be August 23, 2044, and the totality of that will be in North Dakota and Montana before it travels north to Canada. Another solar eclipse will not have Pennsylvania in totality again until September 14, 2099, when Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties make the list.
Solar Eclipse glasses are provided by SEAL through StarNet.
Learn more about the eclipse from NASA.