Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse and where to watch

The eclipse starts around 2:10 p.m., peaks around 3:25 p.m. and ends at 4:36 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2024, 9:46 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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Today is the day a whole lot of people have been waiting for – it’s the solar eclipse!
The eclipse starts around 2:10 p.m., peaks around 3:25 p.m. and ends at 4:36 p.m.
Remember to have eclipse glasses that are appropriate to protect your eyes. If not, you can damage your retinas.
Also, experts say make sure you do a rehearsal with your kids to wear the glasses properly.
There will be eclipse viewing parties at several locations, including Hofstra University, SUNY Old Westbury, Jones Beach, Heckscher State Park and Sunken Meadow State Park.
According to the state parks website, there will be informational tables set up with glasses.
Locations to find solar eclipse protective eyewear:
Commack South Stationary – Vanderbilt Parkway in Commack
D&D Stationary – East Northport
Champion Honda – 544 West Old Country Road, Hicksville
Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions – Stony Brook Village
7-Eleven – Vets Highway and Lincoln Boulevard in Commack
Warby Parker


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