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Solar Eclipse, Bat Week At Library

A ring of fire solar eclipse will occur on Saturday, Oct. 14. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, totally or partially obscuring the image of the sun.

The solar eclipse will first be seen in Oregon around 9. Our part of Montana has a 60 percent chance of watching it. A warning from NASA states that during a partial or annular solar eclipse, there is no time when it is safe to look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

The Roosevelt County Library has plenty of glasses to hand out to anyone who would like to view the eclipse. Just stop by the library and pick yours up. There will be bags with activities and information for the kids. The glasses will be available starting Thursday, Oct. 12.

On another note, Bat Week is Oct. 24-31. The library is once again putting together take and make bags with cool activities and information about bats. There will also be a pencil and a poster in the bags. These bags will be available for kids aged up to 13, and the bags will be available all days of Bat Week.

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