Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing in NJ

From space, the Moon's shadow during a solar eclipse appears as a dark spot moving across the Earth
Image: NASA Earth Observatory

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. In New Jersey, which is north of the path of totality, the sun will appear partially eclipsed at magnitude 0.77 or about 73% of the sun being covered by the Moon - which will still be an incredible sight. It will peak at about 2:43 pm ET.

Two places you might go for viewing in New Jersey that also offer other things to see and do while you are there are two of our own national parks.

Solar Eclipse Party at Sandy Hook
History House, Building 1
1PM - 5PM
Join a park ranger and S.T.A.R Astronomy to view the solar eclipse. Rangers and astronomers will share with visitors how to safely enjoy the solar eclipse. Ranger-led activities will be led on the lawn as the party takes place.

At the Great Falls on the Passaic River, you can experience this solar phenomena in Overlook Park at 72 Mcbride Avenue, Paterson, NJ. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses and t-shirts will be provided while supplies last, as well as special solar eclipse junior ranger books and badges.

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