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See The Solar Eclipse From The Walkway
June 10 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 am
Join members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (MHAA) on Walkway Over the Hudson for a rare opportunity to view a solar eclipse from the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. Telescopes with special filters will be available for use under expert supervision (weather permitting).
On Thursday, June 10, the new moon will sweep in front of the sun to create this year’s first solar eclipse. On that day, the moon in its elliptical orbit of Earth will lie too far from us to cover over the sun completely, so a bright annulus – or ring – will surround the new moon silhouette at mid-eclipse. It’s the outer rim of the sun, not quite hidden from view. People have taken to calling these “ring of fire” eclipses. Essentially, they are partial eclipses, albeit very dramatic ones.
As with any eclipse viewing, you need to wear eye protection, and the MHAA will provide appropriate glasses to the first 100 attendees.
Everyone must reserve a ticket for entry by clicking here. Check-in is at the Walkway’s west gate in Highland at 5 a.m. The eclipse is expected to be visible (weather permitting) between 5:20-6:30 a.m. The east (Poughkeepsie) gate will remain closed until the Walkway opens to the public at 7 a.m.
Walkway members are welcome to attend for $5. Non-members can register for $10. Members have been emailed a special discount code to use upon registration providing one complimentary admission to Individual members, and up to five complimentary admissions for Family members.
To become a Walkway member and receive your discount code, visit join.walkway.org. Memberships start at just $40 and all proceeds support the Friends of the Walkway and our mission to host community events like Walkway at Night, add amenities to the park, undertake capital construction projects, support the volunteer Ambassadors, and much more.
We can’t wait to see you on the Walkway!