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Eclipse Information: Home

In anticipation of The Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, start your stellar exploration here.


Solar Eclipses are rare but stunning celestial events. When the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, the moon will block out the sun for a brief time. August 21, 2017, was the last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the continental United States.  The next eclipse to be viewed in the US will be on:

April 8, 2024.


HKDPL distributed 1,000 FREE Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses so patrons could safely look at the sun for the 2017 eclipse.


Main Library; 10 West Ramapo Rd; Garnerville, NY 10923; (845) 786-3800 X25

Village Branch; 85 Main St; Haverstraw, NY 10927; (845) 429-3445 X14

Links for more information


What is a Solar Eclipse?

Courtesy of Exploratorium

?Que es un eclipse solar?

Courtesy of Exploratorium

Getting to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by Ana Aceves with Sky & Telescope

You can check out They Might Be Giants music CDs from the children's collection! 

From the Stacks! Check-out these materials.

Solar Fun Films