Solar Eclipse Glasses Available!

We have solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last at the Davenport Public Library locations. Stop by the front desk to pick up your glasses. Glasses are available on a first come, first serve basis, so we won’t be allowing any holds. The annular solar eclipse is this Saturday, October 14th, so make sure to get your glasses!

According to NASA, “an annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the Sun. As a result, the Moon appears as a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk, creating what looks like a ring around the Moon.”

Curious what the October annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14th and the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will look like? You can check out an eclipse simulator online. If you are unable to see the eclipse in person, you can watch a livestream online through the NASA website.

It’s incredibly important when you are wearing your eclipse glasses that you follow some important tips for eye safety. NASA has put together a handy website with tips for the annular solar eclipse and eye safety.

Fun fact: you can save your glasses until next spring when a total solar eclipse happens on April 8, 2024. Your glasses are also only good for three years, so you should discard them after those three years.

We hope to see you to pick up glasses for the eclipse before Saturday, October