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The first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years will cross the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21. The solar eclipse will take place from 9:08 a.m. to 11:38 a.m. In Seattle, 94% of the sun will be covered when the moon passes in front of it.

How to Watch

As of Aug. 14: We have distributed our complete supply of eclipse viewing glasses.

Leading up to the eclipse, there will be several related programs at Library locations throughout the city.

Didn't get eclipse viewing glasses? Learn how to build your own pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse.

Warning: Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse without eclipse glasses, or severe eye damage may occur. Young children should be closely supervised when outdoors during the eclipse.

During the eclipse, the following Library locations will show a live-stream from



Attend free programs at your local branch to get you educated and prepared for the eclipse viewing.

Here are the next upcoming events:

Thank You

Solar eclipse viewing glasses were available through generous donations by Star_Net, Moore and Google.