Total Solar Eclipse 2017



On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918. The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions of people will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. The rest of entire country will be able to see a partial eclipse. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays.


While Northeast Ohioans may not witness the total eclipse, this will still be a spectacular event as the moon will block 80% of our view of the sun. Join us as we set up viewing stations outside the library. All ages are welcome!

To reserve your free pair of viewing glasses for use while viewing the event at the library, please register. You can also call us at (440) 352-3383 and ask for Adult Reference.



Check out more great info at and NASA's official eclipse webpage.








Public Engagement


Citizen Science

  • GLOBE Observer
  • HamSCI (Virginia Tech/New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • Citizen CATE (National Solar Observatory)
  • The QuantumWeather Project
  • Life Responds (California Academy of Sciences)
  • EclipseMob VLF/LF Experiment: Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.











El 21 de agosto de 2017, un eclipse solar total cruzará los Estados Unidos continentales desde Salem, Oregon hasta Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Esta será la primera vez desde 1918 en la que un eclipse solar total cruce los Estados Unidos de costa a costa. Para ver mapas, recursos, actividades comunitarias, cobertura en vivo y más, visita