On August 21st, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible from much of the continental United States. Butte will experience an eclipse of up to 90% at its apex at 11:33 am. Since this eclipse will only be view-able from the US, it is being called the All American Eclipse. This phenomenon will not occur again until 2024–so be sure to catch it this year!
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will host a viewing party at our uptown branch on August 21st from 11:00 am to noon. Information on eclipses, activities, and eclipse glasses will be available.
NASA’s Official Eclipse page and more information about this phenomenon.