Partial solar eclipse in Western New York

Date(s) - Monday, Aug 21, 2017
1:00 pm

Buffalo Central (Downtown) Library


A partial solar eclipse will occur in Western New York on Monday, Aug. 21.

It will happen gradually, over a period of 2 hours and 39 minutes. The moon will begin to cover the edge of the sun at 1:11 p.m. The maximum eclipse for us, when 77.4 percent of the sun is covered, will occur at 2:33:55 p.m. The partial eclipse will end at 3:51 p.m.

There are several locations in Western New York where you can view the eclipse with proper equipment and trained operators:

See more information on the solar eclipse, see the article “Don’t look now– a solar eclipse is coming to your garden.”

For in-depth information, including safety and science aspects, see