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Get Ready for the Solar Eclipses with Buncombe County Public Library

There will be a partial solar eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14 and a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. While western North Carolina is not in the direct path of either eclipse, we will still be able to see some of this fascinating solar display.

With the support of STAR net (Science-Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries) and SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries), Buncombe County Public Libraries will have a limited number of eclipse glasses to share with the public. On October 14, the free glasses will be available at all library branches across the county, and several branches will be providing displays and activities related to the eclipse.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, a partial solar eclipse will occur between 11:46 a.m.-2:42 p.m. If the weather is clear, we should be able to see some of it from the Leicester Library.  

We invite you spend the afternoon on the grounds of the library to watch the eclipse. If the eclipse is obscured by weather, you can also bring a picnic, play some outdoor games, and enjoy the mountain views.  

For more information on the eclipse and its path, visit  

Visit the library’s events calendar for more information on specific eclipse events in October and April.  

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Updated Oct 06, 2023 03:11 PM
Published Oct 05, 2023 09:18 AM