WHERE TO VIEW THE PARTIAL ECLIPSE LOCALLY:
Because solar observation can be hazardous if done improperly, we are have organized locations where you can go to observe with proper equipment and trained operators.
- Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Branch
- Buffalo Museum of Science
- Calvin E. Krueger Park in Wilson, 350 Ontario Street (Route 18), Village of Wilson
- Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve
- Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College
You can observe this from just about anywhere (with clear skies) using the SAFE methods described here.
WHEN TO LOOK FROM BUFFALO:
- Partial begins: 1:11 pm EDT
- Maximum: 2:33:55 pm EDT – 77.4% of the sun covered
- Sun Alt: 55 deg Sun Azimuth: 213 deg
- Partial ends: 3:51 pm EDT
- Duration: 2h 39m
TO WITNESS TOTALITY, YOU’LL NEED TO TRAVEL
The circumstances for each eclipse are different. The “path of totality” for the August 2017 event is a strip about 60-70 miles wide, illustrated the map below. You’ll need to travel to a spot along this path in order to witness the total eclipse in 2017. If you can’t make that trip, we are collaborating to provide viewing of the partially covered sun. Because it is dangerous to look directly at the sun, you’ll need special protection for your eyes. We’ll have telescopes with special filters, projections of the sun and special “eclipse glasses” available for you.
Click HERE to go to NASA’s website with an interactive map that will show you exact times and circumstances for the eclipse.