Solar Eclipse Glasses

Solar eclipse glasses are available to purchase from the PPAS office!

This message is from the NYC DOE:

On Monday, April 8, the New York City area will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning around 2 pm.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth. This casts a shadow that may make the sky dark for the eclipse’s duration, as the sun will become approximately 90 percent covered in New York City during the peak coverage time, around 3:25 p.m. 

While this may overlap with school dismissal times, please know that there will be no changes to dismissal, and after-school programming will remain in effect.

Be prepared for increased traffic throughout the area and consider using public transit instead of driving during this time. 

If you and your family are planning to view the eclipse, please make sure to do so safely by using proper, specialized eye protection.

Regular sunglasses and other filters are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.

Glasses are available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library while supplies last.

Call ahead to ensure glasses are available.

Take precautions, whether inside or out, as looking at the sun without protection can cause loss of the ability to see colors, loss of vision, or even permanent blindness. 

For more information on solar eclipse eye safety, please visit the New York City Department of Health guidance.  

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