Great American Eclipse Viewing in Springfield Update

Beginning at approximately 7:10 a.m. on Monday, over 100 residents lined up at Town Hall for free solar eclipse glasses. Due to limited quantities, only one pair of solar eclipse glasses per family was provided.  For those residents who were not able to obtain a pair, the Township of Springfield will be holding a “viewing” event at the Springfield Community Pool between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with solar eclipse glasses for residents to observe the eclipse in a designated viewing area. Glasses may not be taken home due to limited quantities available. The event will feature special guest speakers, Dr. Liesl Jones (Dean of STEM at Union County College) and Alison Gillen (Science Teacher at Gaudineer School).

A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21, 2017. It is not total in New Jersey – coverage is expected to be approximately 73%. Some people may get curious and decide to stare at the sun – it will not be safe to do so between 1:20 p.m. and 4:01 p.m. without the proper eye protection.

In order to use the eclipse glasses, you must read the instructions provided at