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Solar Eclipse 2024

April 2, 2024

On April 8, 2024, there will be an eclipse of the sun, partially visible in New York City! The 2024 eclipse will begin in New York City at approximately 2:10 p.m. and end around 4:36 p.m.; the best view will be between 3-4 p.m. In Brooklyn, we will experience an approximately 90% coverage of the sun.

Find a lawn and experience the solar eclipse at Brooklyn Bridge Park! The next total solar eclipse will not happen in New York again until 2079!

 

Some important notes:

  • Do NOT look directly at the sun during the event (or ever). Use special eclipse glasses, find a free pair with these organizations:
    • You can pick up a free pair of “I Love NY” eclipse glasses at various New York State Welcome Centers, Thruway Rest Stops and other locations throughout the state. In New York City, free eclipse glasses are being distributed every day between 6:30 AM and 9:30 PM at the Moynihan Train Hall – MTA Long Island Rail Road Ticket Windows. Only 2 pairs of eclipse glasses will be provided per person, while supplies last.
    • All NYC public libraries (Brooklyn) are giving away free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you do not have eclipse glasses you can create your own pinhole camera or pinhole projector.
  • Sunglasses will NOT protect your eyes. And remember sunscreen!

 

Some helpful resources to learn more about eclipses:

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