2024 Solar Eclipse


Avon Lake Public Library (ALPL) in partnership with the City of Avon Lake, is excited to begin the countdown to the 2024 total solar eclipse by holding our “Eclipse Kick Off Party” on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. No foolin’!

This is our way to start a year-long countdown to this once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse event, which will be visible on Monday, April 8 2024.

The community of Avon Lake sits directly in the line of totality which means we will be in the path where moon will completely block out the sun for nearly four minutes, which is the longest duration to view this event.


Saturday, April 1, 2023
11:00am to 1:00pm 
at Avon Lake Public Library


Saturday, October 14, 2023
at Avon Lake Public Library


Monday, April 8, 2024
11:00am to 6:00pm 
Throughout Avon Lake and Avon Lake Public Library 


As a part of our “Eclipse Kick Off Party”, from 11:00am to 1:00 pm we’ll be offering a variety of eclipse-inspired crafts for kids of all ages, an opportunity to learn about how to practice safe solar viewing with telescope viewing demonstrations and opportunities to look through them with the assistance of the Black River Astronomical Society, and information available to learn more about the upcoming partial and total solar eclipses.

At Noon at the Eclipse Kick Off Party, there will be a special presentation at 12:00pm (Noon) by Planetarium Director, Suzie Dills, of the Hoover-Price Planetarium located in Canton, Ohio. Dills will be sharing maps of eclipse totality and viewing, safe eclipse viewing, timing for the April eclipse, and the science behind eclipses. Seating is limited for the special presentation and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 20:  Students from Saint Ursula's Covent Secondary School in Greenwich pose for a photograph wearing protective glasses at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on March 20, 2015 in London, England.  Hundreds of people gathered outside The Royal Observatory Greenwich hoping  see a near total solar eclipse.  The solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, started at 08:24 GMT and continues until 10:41 GMT, with the maximum obscuration of the Sun happening at 09:31 GMT.  The last significant solar eclipse visible from the UK was on 11 August, 1999.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Purchase Safe Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Here is a reputable place to purchase specifically designed solar eclipse glasses.

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Eclipse Eye Safety

Looking directly at the the sun during a solar eclipse is unsafe, except during brief phase when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face.

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Viewing Locations

We've listed some of the best spots in Avon Lake to view the 2024 Solar Eclipse.

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