We are just a few days from the Total Solar Eclipse 2017.  Here in the Garden State we'll experience a partial eclipse  as only 73% percent of the sun will be covered.

The partial eclipse for New Jersey gets underway at 1:22 PM and we’ll should see the maximum effect around 2:44 PM. Let’s hope for nice weather with no clouds!

This is the first time in over 26 years that a eclipse of this magnitude will take place and we'll have to wait until 2024 for it to happen again.

Even though we'll only experience a partial eclipse, you will need protective eye ware if you plan on watching the Solar Eclipse of 2017.

You can score a free pair of glasses for safely watching this big event at the following locations, according to NJ.com. it might be a fun road trip with the kids to watch this historic event!

Rowan University: Located in Galssboro, the Edleman Planetarium will give away 1,000 free glasses starting at 1 PM. Glasses will be given olut on a first come first saved basis. The Science Hall at the University will be open.

Liberty Science Center: Located in Jersey City. Free glasses will be provided with every admission purchased. Spend the day with the family at their viewing party. Telescopes and monitors will be on hand along with staff to educate youngsters about the solar eclipse.

Robert J. Novins Planetarium: Located at Ocean County College in Toms River. The solar eclipse viewing party starts at 1 PM. There may have a limited amount of glasses to hand out. Solar telescopes for safe viewing will be set up for you and the kids.

According to NJ.com, you might also want to check your local library to see if a viewing party is scheduled or to see if glasses are available for you to safely watch the eclipse.


Source: NJ.com

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