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3 Places to Watch the ’24 Solar Eclipse In and Around Downtown New Haven

Look up, but not without your eclipse glasses, you snag a free pair at Warby Parker, located at 268 York Street in the heart of the Shops at Yale.  April 8th marks a major astronomical event, the biggest in a decade,  New Haven will experience a 90.79% eclipse starting at 2:12 pm, with the maximum time to view happening at 3:27 pm, ending at 4:37 pm.  The solar eclipse is inspiring travel across the globe, with millions traveling to see this solar event. The area in which the eclipse is fully visible is called “the path of totality,” with viewers outside of this area seeing only a partial eclipse, or no eclipse at all. According to the National Solar Observatory, “total solar eclipses are visible every 400 years from any one place.” The path of totality stretches across the United States, from Texas to Maine, and while New Haven is not directly in this path, we’ve got a pretty good view of the sky. To join in on the solar fun and see whatever portion of this eclipse is visible from the Elm City, check out these three viewing locations. 

New Haven Green

East Rock Park (base or summit)

Wooster Square Park