Solar Eclipse Anticipation Rises

SALISBURY, MD- August 21st.  Mark it down on your calendar because that is the day we will be able to witness a solar eclipse. But, what can we expect? 

The Wicomico Public Library held an event on Tuesday about the upcoming eclipse, thanks to a grant from NASA. The library was one out of 75 liberties across the country to receive the grant, and we're told that this was their highest-profiled event of the year, bringing out residents out of all ages to hear of the science and stories behind the rare solar eclipse.

For the first time since the 1970's, we will witness a solar eclipse, and while Delmarva won't get a total solar eclipse, only 85%, the turnout and interest was still sky high.

"You have to look at the sun in order to see anything and it is recommended to wear the glasses that are already in the market and they have a certification from NASA," says Dr. Gerrardo Vazquez, professor of physics at Salisbury University and guest speaker of the event. 

As August gets closer, you can check out 47ABC's weather blog for posts about the solar eclipse, and tune into our coverage on air and online.

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