An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking some or all of the Sun. While the Sun is much bigger than the Moon, it is also much farther away. It just happens that these two things combine to make the Sun and Moon appear roughly the same size in the sky when seen from Earth. When the two are exactly lined up, the Moon can hide the Sun from our sight – hence a “total” eclipse. If the line-up is not exact you experience a “partial” eclipse.
Come join us to view this spectacular event!
Pick up special glasses in which to watch the moon block the sun's rays! This is sure to be an amazingly fun event for both youth and adults! Must have a library card or sign up for a new card at the library.
About the African American Research Library and Cultural Center
The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located in the Sistrunk community, one of the oldest historically Black communities named for one of Fort Lauderdale’s first Black physicians. Opening to the public on October 26, 2002, AARLCC became the third public library of its kind in the United States dedicated to the study of Black history and culture. The 60,000 square-foot Center serves as a repository of materials related to the local, national, and international voices of the African diaspora with more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts, framed art, print, photography, audiovisual, and documents held in our Adult Services Section and Special Collections. The Youth Services Section features a special collection of Coretta Scott King Award books and the Ashley Bryan Art Collection from illustrators of African Descent. AARLCC also features a 5,000 sq. ft. museum, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre, and a Computer Training Center.