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Livestreamed from our manufacturing facility in Newton, NJ

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The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, can be dangerous for looking at the sun as they can transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.

Below are some safety tips and alternative methods for viewing the eclipse:

NASA Eclipse Safety
AAS Eclipse Watch Safety Instructions

Next Total Eclipse for North America

Although it has been a long 38 years since the last U.S. total solar eclipse, don't fret as it will be a relatively short 7 years to the next total solar eclipse in North America. The next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024 and will pass over upstate New York so keep your viewers handy!

Info and Livestreams of the Total Eclipse:

NASA Eclipse 2017
Great American Eclipse
NASA's Eyes

Map Info

The eclipse path map displays the path of the moon's umbral shadow. The magnitiude is the percentage of the sun's diameter being covered. For example, if you are in a region where the sun has a .9 magnitude of totality, then you will see that 90% of the sun is covered by the Moon at the peak eclipse.

You will be able to see complete totality of the eclipse if you are anywhere on the map under the Total Eclipse path.

Eclipse Path Map