A full solar eclipse is coming to the United States on Monday, August 21. Though the East End of Long Island won’t be seeing the full obscuration the way that some other parts of the country will, more than 70 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon next week.
The eclipse will last for about two and a half hours, getting started at 1:26 p.m. You might want to take your lunch break a bit late to check it out, as it will peak at 2:47 p.m. By 4:02 p.m., the eclipse will be complete. You should always use viewing glasses when watching the solar eclipse.
Check out these local viewing events, all happening on Monday, August 21. If you know of any other viewing parties or events, let us know in the comments.
Solar eclipse viewing with the New York Times and the Montauk Observatory, Southampton
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., head over to the Parrish Art Museum with scientists, artists, and sun-lovers alike. The viewing will take place on the Parrish lawn, and will cost $12 for adults. It will be free for members of the Parrish Art Museum, children, and students.
FLPG/SoFo Solar eclipse observing party, Bridgehampton
Weather permitting, this viewing party will take place in Bridgehampton. You have to register in order to get the info about the specific meeting places. To do so, you can reach out to the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at (631) 537-9735.
They’ll supply the viewing glasses, but you’ll need to provide the lawn chairs and snacks. It will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience the solar eclipse, Westhampton Free Library
The Westhampton Free Library is hosting a solar eclipse viewing party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. They do require registration, which you can do on their website. The library will provide viewing glasses, cotton candy, and refreshments. There will also be children’s crafts and activities.
Solar eclipse garden viewing, Sag Harbor
Located at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, community members of all ages can watch the eclipse from the library garden. There will be light refreshments and viewing glasses provided. If it rains (which we’re all hoping that it doesn’t), they’ll still host the event and watch NASA stream the event indoors.
The event is from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is necessary for attendance.
- Solar Eclipse: Watch With NYT & Montauk Observatory [27east]
- FLPG/SoFo- Solar Eclipse Observing Party [27east]
- Experience the solar eclipse [27east]
- Solar Eclipse Garden Viewing [27east]