Total Solar Eclipse Fun on Long Island

On Monday, August 21st, 2017 all of North America will be able to see the Total Solar Eclipse. On Long Island the visibility will be at about 70% (weather depending).  Are you as excited as we are?


In this post we have a fun guide to places you can visit with your family on Long Island this Monday along with do it yourself activities for your own backyard viewing party.

According to our friends at The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City the eclipse will start at 1:23 pm and ends at 4:00 pm.  Amandeep Kaur, an Adelphi Physics Major interning at the Museum, says, “It’s so exciting to see the sun and moon, objects we see every day or night, in a new form in the sky together. Being able to see one of the most dramatic and astonishing events of the natural world is an opportunity like no other!” … How Cool, Right?

* The Cradle of Aviation Museum is hosting a fun event on Monday for the Total Solar Eclipse from 12 to 4pm. Those who visit will be able to not only view the eclipse but, the museum will host activities free with museum admission from 12pm through 4pm. These activities include: their Hands-on Science Zone, which will have experiments to help better understand this amazing event. In addition, there will be educators on hand to demonstrate different ways to safely view the eclipse, provide giveaways, and offer visitors a chance to seal memories in a time capsule to be opened in 7 years, during the next Long Island eclipse.

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* The Maritime Explorium in Port Jefferson is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing event.  According to the museum, “whether it is a clear day and great for eclipse viewing, or cloudy and rainy. We’re open! We will have a series of hands-on activities to explore the solar eclipse and to learn about it even if we won’t be able to see it outside.” They will be giving out viewing glasses while supplies last.

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*Long Island Science Center in Rocky Point is hosting a fun solar eclipse event. “COME VISIT OUR STAR LAB!” Solar activities, live-streaming, and more! Planetarium presentations happening at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Admission:  $10 per person, children 2 & under, and members are FREE!

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Also, check out your local Library! Almost all the local libraries are doing a special event for this awesome event!


Want to know more about Eclipse 2017?

 NASA has a whole website dedicated to the event. The site has facts, maps, educational tools and activities. You have to check it out… here



Both, can be very damaging to your eyes. They are not even sure if those “viewing glasses” are safe. So let’s go old school and make your own viewer.


As you know I love to take recyclable materials and turn them into useful crafts. I love this two suggestions. One uses a cereal box and the other Pringles chip cans.


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We hope you have a great time viewing this great event with your family and friends!

If you attend any of the events in this post or do any of the suggested activities. We would love to see them. Post your pictures and use #momeefriendsli

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