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Rantoul Public Library will host a solar eclipse program for all ages from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Among the 35 Nebraska State Parks in the path of the total Solar Eclipse is Indian Cave State Park, which is south of Brownville. Come to the library for a viewing party!

August 21, the moon's shadow will race across the land, crossing from the OR coast to the point where SC meets the Atlantic Ocean in just one and a half hours.

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Should the day be rainy or cloudy, the event will take place inside the library's second-floor Veterans Room, where the eclipse will be live-streamed.

Although the glare of the sun will seem like it's less harsh during the partial eclipse, it's still highly damaging to your eyes. The eclipse will begin at 9:09 a.m. and end at 11:53 a.m. with a peak at 10:28 a.m. If this eclipse gets rained out, our next opportunity won't present itself until April 8, 2024.

Viewing at Burke Lake and Accotink Parks. Guests will be given free, safe-viewing glasses (courtesy of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google and the National Science Foundation) while supplies last. Wearing ordinary sunglasses (or even multiple pairs) will not provide adequate eye protection. The sun can damage the camera sensor and harm your eyes.

The enterprising Yankee's knowledge of history, in particular the date and timing of the solar eclipse of June 21, 528, saves him from execution and elevates him to one of Arthur's most honored advisors.

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