2024 Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lebanon Public Library Pavilion
Robb White
2024 Solar Eclipse @ Lebanon Public Library Pavilion

Lebanon, Ohio – Excitement is building in Lebanon as the community eagerly anticipates a rare celestial event – the total solar eclipse set to grace Ohio on April 8, 2024. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, the Lebanon Public Library is inviting residents to join a special event on the day of the eclipse from 2-4pm.

Mark your calendars for an afternoon of astronomical wonder as Ohio becomes a focal point for sky gazers. The eclipse is predicted to cast its shadow over the state, plunging many areas into total darkness for a few mesmerizing minutes during the midafternoon. For those unable to experience the totality, the rest of the state will witness the sun obscured by at least 95% by the moon, creating a breathtaking celestial display.

This astronomical phenomenon holds particular significance for Ohioans, as the last time any location in the state witnessed a solar eclipse of this magnitude was in 1806, making this a truly novel experience for most residents. The Lebanon Public Library is seizing the opportunity to turn this celestial event into an educational experience, offering a unique learning opportunity for students and the community at large.

Join the festivities at the library where, from 2-4pm, attendees will have the chance to obtain solar glasses (while supplies last) to safely view the partial phases of the eclipse. Specialized viewing stations and other engaging events related to the eclipse will also be available, promising a memorable afternoon for all attendees.

The eclipse itself is expected to unfold over several hours on the afternoon of April 8, with a brief totality occurring in the middle of the event. As the moon’s shadow sweeps across the state at an average speed of 2,110 miles per hour, Ohioans will have a front-row seat to a celestial spectacle of epic proportions.

To ensure a safe viewing experience, remember that the partial phases of the eclipse can only be observed with specialized eye protection. For more information about the eclipse and how to safely view it, residents are encouraged to visit Ohio’s statewide eclipse webpage.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness a celestial marvel right in your own backyard. Join the Lebanon Public Library on April 8, 2024, from 2-4pm, and be part of this historic moment as Ohio welcomes a total solar eclipse after more than two centuries.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.