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Solar Eclipse Viewing Monday August 21 at Trailside Nature and Science Center


Residents looking for a good place to observe the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21 are invited to do so at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trailside is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

An eclipse happens as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun as seen from our location on the surface of the earth. When this happens, the Moon blocks the light of the Sun from reaching Earth. This will be the first eclipse to cross the entire continental United States in almost a century.

Members of the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. will be on hand for the viewing. The organization was founded in 1949 to promote an interest in the science of astronomy through activities and programs. 

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“For those who don’t want to miss the Great American Eclipse, Trailside Nature and Science Center is the perfect venue to watch the skies and be part of this exciting event which is a once in a lifetime occurrence,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

Looking directly at the sun is dangerous, so those planning to observe the solar eclipse should obtain a pair of solar viewing glasses before viewing.

Those in attendance should also bring along a chair or a blanket to partake in what will be one of the greatest astronomical moments in our lifetime.

Here in New Jersey the eclipse will reach about 77 percent.

More information on the solar eclipse, including guidance on eye protection, is available on the County website at

In case of inclement weather on the day of the eclipse call Trailside at 908-789-3670.

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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