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On April 8, a partial solar eclipse is set to occur in New York City, starting at 2:10 p.m. EDT and ending at 4:36 p.m. EDT. At the peak of the event, around 3:25 p.m. EDT, the sun will be nearly 90% eclipsed by the moon. The eclipse will be visible in the southwestern sky, with the best view requiring an open space with a view of about 53 degrees up, reducing to 31 degrees. The last total solar eclipse in New York City happened ninety-nine years ago, with the city split into two based on the visibility of the eclipse.

While New York City will only experience a partial solar eclipse, areas in western New York such as Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Watertown, and the Adirondacks will witness totality. The next total solar eclipse visible in New York City is predicted to occur on May 1, 2079. To observe the event, it is recommended to head north or west for a clear view of the sun’s corona during a total solar eclipse. For those unable to travel, there are organized events and suggested locations in NYC Parks to view the partial solar eclipse, such as the Parade Ground at Van Cortlandt Park, Sunset Park in Brooklyn, and Central Park in Manhattan.

It is important to wear solar eclipse glasses throughout the event to protect your eyes, especially with a 60% chance of clouds present. For those unable to find eclipse glasses, NYC Parks is hosting an event at King Manor Museum in Queens on April 6 to teach attendees how to make an emergency solar eclipse viewer. Stay updated with the latest information on the April 8 total solar eclipse by checking for new articles being released each day. Wishing everyone clear skies and memorable viewing experiences during the upcoming celestial event.

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