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Solar Eclipse Party in Lake County

By: Jonathan Jones 08/16/2017


Are you ready for #Eclipse2017?! ⠀ We sure are! ?⠀ ⠀ Follow the link in our bio to learn more about this partial Solar Eclipse captured by our Proba-2 spacecraft, who's also going to be looking at the Sun during the eclipse next week, and don't forget to share your captures of this astronomical event on @instagram using #yourESA for a chance to be featured on @yourESA.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ? @europeanspaceagency / Royal Observatory of Belgium

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Don’t film the solar eclipse, experience it! "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically." astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told an audience at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

A solar eclipse is a once in a blue moon experience (dad pun landed). The United States will have a show provided for them on the national stage as this is the first coast-to-coast eclipse in nearly a century.

The solar eclipse is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 21 at 11:58 a.m. CST and the full coverage eclipse will occur around 1:20 p.m.

Although Wyoming,  Nebraska, Oregon, Missouri, southern Illinois, Georgia and a slew of other states will have a full view of the solar eclipse, that doesn’t stop the party in Lake County, IL.


What’s up for August? On August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse across the United States. If you are in the path of totality, you’ll get to see the rare site of a total eclipse. Others, not in the narrow path, will see a partial eclipse. Everyone watching should make sure to protect their eyes. Discover all the ways you can safely view this month’s eclipse. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #eclipse #eclipse2017 #sun #moon #earth #planets #safety #watch #august #solarsystem

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Visitors and residents of Lake County will be able to see over 85 percent of the solar eclipse, and some of our exceptional communities are throwing a box social to celebrate.

The last solar eclipse that was visible in the United States was in 2012, and there won’t be another one visible in the country until 2023. The last time Chicago was this close to the path of totality for a total solar eclipse was in 1806!

Here’s another fun fact: In 1935, there were five solar eclipses (which is pretty rare).

Don’t forget to purchase the right glasses, because sunglasses won’t help you see the eclipse and it could damage your eyes. Scroll down to see where you can get the proper specs.

Let’s take a look at who’s hosting a solar eclipse party in Lake County.

Antioch Public Library 757 Main St., Antioch 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. A limited number of glasses available.

Aspen Drive Library 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills Free Admission A limited number of glasses available.

Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission; parking fees apply Glasses provided while supplies last.

Mundelein Park & Recreation District 1401 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein 12:30-2 p.m. Free Admission Limited glasses are available.


Moon’s shadow landfalls Oregon. Crosses USA at 1800mph. Exits SCarolina. Touches no other country. Behold 'Muuurica’s Eclipse

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 10, 2017

Cook Library 4133 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville 12:45 p.m. Free Admission Viewing glasses are available.

Crabtree Nature Center 3 Stover Rd., Barrington 11:45 a.m.-12-45 p.m. Free admission See the eclipse through the Barrington center's filtered scope.

Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trl., Lake Zurich 11:54 a.m.-2:43 p.m. Free admission The Lake Zurich library will provide glasses and snacks.

Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center 21950 N. Riverwoods Dr., Riverwoods 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission Limited supplies of glasses are available.

Jack Benny Center for the Arts 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free admission

Waukegan Municipal Beach 201 E. Sea Horse Dr., Waukegan 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Glasses provided for the first 200 visitors.

Where to Find Glasses to Fully Enjoy the Solar Eclipse

Be wise, protect your eyes! Read our CEO Bill Nye's #eclipse2017 safety tips for August 21 and more, link in bio ? • #eclipse #totaleclipse #totalsolareclipse #space #billnye #planetarysociety

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According to the American Astronomical Society, here is a list of the reputable vendors of solar filters, viewers and glasses:

It's a party in the sky and everyone's eyes are invited. However, you can't go sky gazing without the proper protection. Here's where you can find REAL eclipse-viewing glasses.

Retail In-store Locations in Lake County (call ahead to see if they have them)



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