Home Art & Culture Rare eclipse had us all looking up (with protection) Art & Culture Rare eclipse had us all looking up (with protection) By Idyllwild Town Crier - August 22, 2017 719 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Mark Dean of Pine Cove caught a perfect solar eclipse moment Monday morning at Harmony Monument on Village Center Drive with his AstroCamp solar glasses. Photo courtesy Mark Dean Idyllwild Librarian Shannon Ng handed out solar eclipse viewing glasses at the library Monday morning for locals to come enjoy watching the eclipse safely. People were thrilled, some seeing a solar eclipse for the first, and maybe last, time in their lives. Photo by Halie Wilson The photographer used special equipment on his camera to take this photo of the solar eclipse from Inspiration Point. The Earth’s moon passed between the sun and Earth Monday morning. The last total eclipse over the continental United States was 1979 and the next total eclipse will be 2024.Photo by Tom Kluzak Below right: On Saturday, Aug. 19, John Garrett, a member of the Temecula Valley Astronomers, spoke about the upcoming Monday solar eclipse. He then set up a few viewing aids in the parking lot of the Idyllwild Library. The conference room was overflowing for his presentation, which emphasized how to safely view the eclipse with or without a telescope or other viewer. Photo by Tom Kluzak LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.