Great American Eclipse Viewing in Springfield

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.

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 to be provided for free to residents 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).  Glasses may also be picked up from Town Hall on Monday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Due to limited quantities, only one pair of solar eclipse glasses per family will be provided.

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