The Eclipse is Coming (Update)

Aug 21, 2017

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It’s eclipse time.

The moon will blacking out the sun for a period of time this afternoon.

But unless you have the right glasses don’t look at it.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first contact between the sun and moon will take place around 1:22 p.m.

The mid-eclipse will take place around 2:47 p.m.

The last moment will occur at 4:05 p.m.

Viewing Sites

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The paper reports that there will be a number of locations that will hand out viewing classes to see the phenomenon.

In Worcester County they will include libraries in Ocean City and Pocomoke.

In Wicomico County the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a viewing.

But the chamber says it will not have any solar glasses nor will Avery Hall Insurance.

It said that there will be a viewing party at 1:30 p.m. without glasses.

A viewing party will be held at the top level of the Downtown Parking Garage with glasses on a first come first serve basis.

The Wicomico Library will hold an event at noon to create pinhole projects and the Salisbury University will also be handing out solar glasses at that event at 2 p.m.

The public library in Pittsville will also hold a viewing party, 

In Somerset County you can get a look at the event at the Crisfield Library and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Natural Sciences.

NASA on Wallops Island will also hold a viewing at its Visitor’s Center.

A number of libraries in Delaware will also be hosting events to witness the eclipse.