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Solar Eclipse Local Viewing Locations

To view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse that’s set to cross over North America on Monday afternoon, don’t forget  your special viewing glasses, and check out these local places that are hosting eclipse viewing events:

Huntington Public Library, located at 333 Main St. in Huntington

South Huntington Public Library, located at 145 Pidgeon Hill Road in Huntington Station
Wantagh Public Library, located at 3285 Park Ave. in Wantagh

These local libraries will provide proper eyewear (call ahead to see if they have any left) to protect your eyes from the sun. Don’t look into the sun without proper eyewear or you can permanently damage your eyes.

The partial phases will start in our area at 1:24 p.m., according to Stony Brook University, reaching a maximum effacement of the sun’s disk at 2:46 p.m. and end around at 4:01 p.m. NASA will provide live video from several cities in the path of the total eclipse, for those who do not want to watch it in person.

NASA’s Tips
Homemade filters or sunglasses are not safe for looking at the sun. These manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar views meet international standards: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, TSE 17, and Baader Planetarium.
Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun. Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

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