The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library's solar eclipse event featured astronomy books, games and a projector screen with live eclipse coverage from NASA. Due to rain, most attendees remained in-doors and watched the eclipse on the big screen. At the Jacksonville Public Library, event goers congregated in the courtyard at the top of the building to look for a glimpse of the eclipse through the cloudy sky. Attendees stood near a water fountain and gazed at the sun through special glasses. The solar eclipse watch party at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offered guests complimentary food, snacks and desserts on Cascade Deck. The event also featured an arts and crafts table and live TV coverage of the eclipse.
Ponte Vedra Library
Attendees watch solar eclipse coverage on a big projector screen at the Ponte Vedra Beach library.
A solar eclipse viewer (made out of a cereal box) designed to protect the eyes from harmful light.
Ponte Vedra Library attendees watch live video of the eclipse out of Oregon.
Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville Public Library attendees gather near a fountain to view the eclipse through their safety glasses.
Event goers view the solar eclipse from the courtyard of the Jacksonville Public Library.
Locals attempt to find a glimpse of the eclipse through the cloudy sky.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Eclipse coverage playing on a hotel lobby television behind cupcakes, cookies and cheesecake slices.
Children painting at the arts and crafts table on Cascade Deck.
Guests await the solar eclipse while enjoying complimentary food and snacks.
Pulled pork egg sandwiches, cheesy bread with marinara sauce and other small appetizers are served, free of charge, on Cascade Deck at Sawgrass.
Photos courtesy of Benjamin Naim