Photos: solar eclipse viewing parties in Ponte Vedra / Jacksonville


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

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Attendees watch solar eclipse coverage on a big projector screen at the Ponte Vedra Beach library.


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A solar eclipse viewer (made out of a cereal box) designed to protect the eyes from harmful light.


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Ponte Vedra Library attendees watch live video of the eclipse out of Oregon.

Jacksonville Public Library

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Jacksonville Public Library attendees gather near a fountain to view the eclipse through their safety glasses.


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Event goers view the solar eclipse from the courtyard of the Jacksonville Public Library.


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Locals attempt to find a glimpse of the eclipse through the cloudy sky.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

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Eclipse coverage playing on a hotel lobby television behind cupcakes, cookies and cheesecake slices.


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Children painting at the arts and crafts table on Cascade Deck.


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Guests await the solar eclipse while enjoying complimentary food and snacks.


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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