We will be near the center of the path for this Total Solar Eclipse and it will get dark for just over 2 and a half minutes. (the longest nationwide is 2 minutes 41 seconds). Astronomers prize the associated corona views. Our location is a prime viewing spot – but like all locations is weather dependent. SEE BELOW
A VOS gathering at the gazebo is planned including a novel pinhole mirror projection arrangement for viewing, an educational video, “eclipse music” and more. A limited number of special solar viewing glasses are provided for neighbors registered by August 19 at mystoneybrook.com.* Partial eclipse begins about NOON and the total eclipse peaks shortly after 1:27 PM with partial eclipse again until 3:00 PM – we’ll do the same. Bring a loaded cooler, some snacks, (a canopy if you have one) and a blanket or chair.
|Music Playlist||Video#1||Eclipse Features||How to View|
Astronomical Observatory Conditions Predictions:
(blue is good and white is bad)
|WARNING – improper viewing of the sun can cause blindness|
*if attendance exceeds availability , glasses may be readily shared . . . the partial eclipse requiring them is over 2.5 hours long