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Viewing the Great American Eclipse in Springfield

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Great American Eclipse Path Credits: NASA
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Township of Springfield will be holding a “viewing” event of the Great American Solar Eclipse at the Springfield Community Pool between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

The event will include special guest speakers, Dr. Liesl Jones, Dean of STEM at Union County College, and Alison Gillen, Science Teacher at Gaudineer School.  

For the residents needing solar eclipse glasses, they will be provided for free to residents. Glasses may 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.  The glasses may not be taken home due to limited quantities available.

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According to eclipse2017.nasa.gov, for Springfield, the start of the partial eclipse is just after 1:20 p.m. and the maximum eclipse is expected around 2:45 p.m. 

Remember, do not look at the sun. “When any part of the bright disk of the sun is showing, you must use the solar view to look at the sun!”according to eclipse2017.org.

Complete viewing instructions can be found in this guide - http://www.eclipse2017.org/instructions/eclipse%20glasses%20instructions.pdf

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