Viewing the Great American Eclipse in Springfield

Great American Eclipse Path Credits: NASA

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.

Sign Up for E-News

According to, 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

Complete viewing instructions can be found in this guide - is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

Download the TAPinto App!  Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In '18

March 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had occurred at the index property prior to this case. 

The horse has been moved into the ...

Unity and purpose will allow Democrats to unseat Lance

March 11, 2018

In November, we have a chance to unseat Leonard Lance, Congressman for the NJ-7 district which includes Springfield. Leonard Lance voted to take away healthcare from his constituents and recently stood by as his party passed a tax plan in which his district became the second most negatively impacted district in the COUNTRY.  Lance is an enemy of a woman’s right to control her body but ...

Rutgers voices support for proposed state budget

March 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education.

This budget message, delivered March 13, appears to be a sigh of relief.

Pete McDonough, Vice President of External Affairs at ...

Union County's March For Our Lives - County Wide March Planned

March 17, 2018

March 24 at 10 a.m. Students of Union County will march to make sure that our schools are safe. The march will start at Burnet Middle School (1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union). It will end at the Union Township City Council Offices (1976 Morris Avenue, Union). All looking to protect American children by strengthening our laws and stand with the victims of all shootings inside places of education, are ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Agents of Change: Women in NJ History


Tue, March 20, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Free “Organic Vegetable Gardening” Presentation

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden