Date(s) - Monday, Aug 21, 2017
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:
- Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Branch
- Buffalo Museum of Science
- Calvin E. Krueger Park in Wilson, 350 Ontario Street (Route 18), Village of Wilson
- Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve
- Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College
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 BuffaloEclipse.org.