The upcoming Solar Eclipse is catching headlines in every news outlet and for good reason! This is the first time this event will be taking place in solely the United States ever! With such a rare and unique event happening, many people are making plans on how to view and how to celebrate. Here is how our Sagamore residents can take part in the Solar Eclipse fun here on the Upper West Side!
What is the Solar Eclipse? The moon passes in front of the sun. Unfortunately, us New Yorkers will not get to see the total eclipse but will catch about an 70% coverage of the moon overtaking the view of the sun.
When is it? August 21st!
Events: The Natural History Museum right here on the Upper West Side will be hosting a big event to celebrate the Eclipse! Starting at noon, the celebration will start with a talk by Brian Levin on the history of the Solar Eclipse and what viewers can expect to see in just a few hours after the talk! There will be a live streaming from NASA taking place as well. At 1:30 participants will make their way outside to catch a glimpse of the eclipse!
The NY Public Library will also be hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party the day of. They will provide free eclipse glasses to all that attend. Event participants can make their way outside the library to view at any time but everyone will be leaving the library to view at 2:24 when the eclipse is most prominent in NYC. Make your way back inside at any time to learn more about the history of the Solar Eclipse!