On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be viewable in the United States, and while Corona will not have a view of the full eclipse, area residents will have the opportunity to experience this special event thanks to the Corona Public Library.
The Corona Public Library (650 S Main St.) will be hosting a special viewing party on the day of the eclipse from 10 AM – 11 AM. As part of this event, the library will be offering all those in attendance free solar viewing glasses thanks to the library’s NASA LIFTS partnership and the NASA Museum Alliance. These special glasses are the only safe way to look at the sun or an eclipse thanks to their special-purpose solar filters. In addition to the viewing, Children ages 4-12 and their families can participate in educational activities and watch NASA’s livestream of the eclipse at 10:39 AM.
For adults 50 years of age or older living in Norco, the Norco Senior Center is offering a free shuttle to the Corona Public Library to participate in the viewing. Participants will have to fill out a membership form and waiver prior to the event and seating will be limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
The shuttle will leave the Norco Senior Center (2690 Clark Ave., Norco) at 9:30 AM and return at 11:30 AM.
This will be the first total eclipse to pass the continental U.S. since February 1979 and we won’t have another until April 2024.