A full solar eclipse is coming to the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017. Though it will only be a PARTIAL eclipse for Long Island. We 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.
HERE ARE THE FACTS
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in New York
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm 0.77 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes
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 safety viewing glasses watching the solar eclipse.
There are events happening throughout Long Island for families to view the eclipse. Check out some here: https://www.longislandpress.com/2017/08/15/long-island-solar-eclipse-2017-viewing-events/
Remember: NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITH YOUR NAKED EYE, BINOCULARS OR TELESCOPE. Here are tips on keeping your eyes safe for viewing the eclipse: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/health/how-to-safely-watch-the-eclipse/index.html