Maybe you've wondered about this astronomical phenomenon known as eclipses. What exactly is an eclipse? How many different kinds are there? What's the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse? When do they happen? These and other questions will be answered in this presentation that give you an appreciation of what they are just days before the United States will be experiencing an actual solar eclipse. We will touch on a variety of topics including: how Christopher Columbus used knowledge of a lunar eclipse to get out of a jam with a group of natives; how during a total solar eclipse the dark goes dark, temperatures fall, and animals and birds act as though it is nighttime.John Garrett (who replaces Larry Kawano for this talk) will share the hows, whys and stories of solar eclipses.
On Monday, August 21st, there will be a Solar Eclipse so don't miss this opportunity to learn & prepare for this spectacular natural event. Open to everyone.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.