On Monday, April 8, 2024, the sun, moon, and earth will align for a total eclipse of the sun. The path of totality, which is the place where people on earth can see the moon completely covering the sun, runs right through the state of Indiana. Here in New Carlisle, we can anticipate seeing a maximum of roughly 96% sun coverage around 3 p.m. (eastern time). 

Check out these resources we have compiled to enhance your experience of the solar eclipse:

  • We have solar eclipse glasses available at the Library (limit 2 per family, while supplies last). It is not safe to look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. If you haven’t already, pick up your glasses this month to prepare for the eclipse! 
  • We will have a viewing party at the Library. Join us on the lawn whether you have picked up your glasses in advance or not (limited supplies, weather permitting).
  • Discover the Solar Eclipse with a reading challenge in Beanstack. You can access several helpful resources, track your reading time, and try other activities to prepare and enrich your family’s solar eclipse viewing. Join the challenge through the app or on our Beanstack site.
  • Get excited with this information page at IN.gov, which has a countdown and offers travel ideas to see the total eclipse!

Visit this Google Site created by our staff with a larger compilation of resources from NASA, the Space Science Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Exploratorium.edu, and more eclipse experts from across the United States.