View the Solar Eclipse at the Library

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — View the Solar Eclipse on the Parsippany Main Library’s Big Screen on Monday August 21, 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. and The Lake Hiawatha branch at 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Solar Eclipse. The moon moving in front of the sun. Illustration

Parsippany Main Library is located at 449 Halsey Road.  The Lake Hiawatha branch is located at 68 Nokomis Avenue, Lake Hiawatha.

View NASA’s live stream of the Solar Eclipse on the library’s movie screen.  

It’ll reach it’s midpoint of 73% coverage (the most we’ll be able to see in Morris County) at exactly 2:44:28 p.m.. The moon will finish its journey at 4:00:59 p.m., when the sun will be totally uncovered again.

Hear scientists explain the various stages and see the eclipse at various stages across the country.

Here are more safety tips from NASA here:

  • Homemade filters or sunglasses are not safe for looking at the sun. Five manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar views meet international standards, and they are Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, TSE 17 and Baader Planetarium.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars or any other optical device.