How to See the Solar Eclipse

On April 8th, North America is set to witness its second total solar eclipse in the past seven years.

The Earth will experience a total solar eclipse–which is defined as when the moon and sun cross paths, plunging a strip of land into darkness in the middle of the day. And while we did just experience one in 2017, this total solar eclipse will create a wider path of totality (i.e. complete darkness) for a larger swath of land in the United States. Read USA Today’s full guide on how to experience the total solar eclipse HERE.

Luckily for many east coasters, seeing the solar eclipse won’t require travel. And here at Hudson Yards in New York City, the solar eclipse is scheduled to pass over between 2:10 and 4:36 pm with the total eclipse at 3:25 p.m. The Edge–the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, which is the only hemisphere where this eclipse will be visible–will host a viewing party 1,100-feet in the air.
All guests will receive free safety goggles* and themed cocktails will be available for purchase. You can purchase your tickets to the Edge HERE.

The next solar eclipse won’t be visible in the U.S. until 2044 so it’s a can’t miss phenomenon!

*Please refer to all safety guidance from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, health agencies, and the solar eclipse glasses manufacturer.

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