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Westchester Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

Total solar eclipse.
Total solar eclipse. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.

Viewing parties will be held throughout the county on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light streaking across the sky around the moon's silhouette.

The Greenburgh Central School District is hosting a viewing party at Woodlands High School Soccer Field from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m with 250 approved viewing glasses being handed out.

The Ossining Public Library will be hosting a viewing party on the 2nd floor of the library. Special safety glasses will be provided by the Friends of the Ossining Library.

The Chappaqua Library will also be hosting a viewing party, though no more glasses are available. The event will be streamed in the theater.

It will mark the first time a total solar eclipse will be visible from the mainland United States since 1979.

The Aug. 21 eclipse will also be the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918. After Aug. 21, the next total solar eclipse is due for April 2024.

Planning anything special or know of any other viewing parties? E-mail sbarron@dailyvoice.com.

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