Scoop on Savings – Eclipse Day Events

August 21, 2017 will feature the first Total Solar Eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast in 99 years.

Monday, Aug. 21 is the much-anticipated Solar Eclipse Day, and there are places for everyone to watch.

Those living in the Borderland will only be able to see a partial solar eclipse today, which will peak at around 11:46 a.m. our time.

According to Circa, most viewers will only see the total eclipse last for about two minutes, but NASA has a plan to follow the eclipse as it moves.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is planning a solar eclipse party at 10:30 a.m.

They’ll have eclipse glasses, making it safe for you and your family to watch the eclipse.

But if you would rather watch the eclipse from the comfort of your own backyard, make sure to grab some eclipse glasses to keep your eyes safe.

18 New Mexico and El Paso libraries are handing out free solar eclipse glasses.

Here are some:

•Socorro Public Library (New Mexico)

• Armijo Library (El Paso)

• José Cisneros Branch (El Paso)

o 11:00 a.m. Eclipse Themed Story Time

o 11:15 a.m. Eclipse Themed Craft

o 11:35 a.m. Eclipse Viewing

o 11:55 a.m. Snacks and Goodie Bags

• Dorris Van Doren (El Paso)

o 11:30 a.m. Eclipse Viewing

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