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An All American Total Solar Eclipse

Are you ready for the astronomical event of the decade? On August 21, the United States will experience the first visible total eclipse of the Sun in almost 40 years. McCormick is one of the lucky communities located in the direct path of this eclipse. Experiencing a total solar eclipse is a rare and likely once in a lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it!

The McCormick County Library is offering a great program to help you get ready for the eclipse. On Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 pm, astronomer Kevin Manning will guide participants on a virtual tour into the solar system to explain what causes a solar or lunar eclipse and to share the fascinating scientific and historical details of these phenomena. All attendees will receive free eclipse glasses that must be used in order to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse. These glasses are provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through a grant to the Space Science Institute. For more information contact the library at 864-852-2821 or