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Solar Eclipse Viewing at Pier 57

Come view the solar eclipse from Pier 57’s Rooftop Park! Glasses will be available while supplies last.

There will be a partial solar eclipse visible in New York City on Monday, April 8. Planning to enjoy the eclipse safely is important. Please see below for tips from New York State on how to have a safe and enjoyable viewing of this cosmic rarity.

Protect your eyes and plan ahead for a safe way to view the eclipse!

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

  • Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse.
  • Sunglasses, polarized or otherwise, are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.
  • Viewing any part of the sun through a camera lens, binoculars or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.
  • If your eyes are exposed to the sun without the appropriate protection, it can cause “eclipse blindness,” which can temporarily or permanently damage your eyes.
  • Some of the best ways to view a solar eclipse include through a pinhole projector where you look at a projected image through a pinhole in cardboard paper, or by using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 certified eclipse glasses from a trusted source.
Two people looking up at the sky while wearing eclipse safety glasses

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Monday, Apr 08
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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