This Monday, August 21st, most of the United States will be affected by at least part of the Great American Eclipse. In Vevay, everyone can expect to see 93-percent of the sun obscured by the moon during the peak of the eclipse at 2:28 p.m.
The Switzerland County Public Library has received eclipse viewing glasses through the STAR Net program, and will be hosting a viewing party beginning at 1 p.m. on August 21st. The eclipse glasses allow the viewer to safely look directly at the sun during the eclipse. Everyone who attends the event will receive a pair of viewing glasses.
Bring a lawn chair and wear your sunniest outfit. The library will provide music and refreshments during the event. A live stream from NASA of the eclipse will be broadcast in the meeting room beginning at noon. In the event of inclement weather, we will have music and snacks while watching the live stream.