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Join Astronomy Experts to View the June 10 Sunrise Partial Solar Eclipse

    WHAT: There will be a deep partial solar eclipse on Thursday, June 10, 2021, and the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) is hosting a sunrise eclipse viewing to mark the occasion. Join RMSC staff members and knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section, Rochester Academy of Science for free, eye-safe viewing with projected images of the eclipse.

    We will have equipment and experts stationed and the following locations (weather permitting):

    •  Hamlin Beach State Park, Parking Area 4
    •  Martin Road Park, Henrietta 


    You always need eye protection to look directly at the Sun. Solar viewing glasses are on sale at the RMSC gift shop, open Fridays through Sundays. If you don’t have glasses or a telescope with a solar filter, the RMSC is offering eye-safe projected images of the eclipse at these viewing locations.


    Check for schedule, updates, and directions. 


    Eclipse Details:

    A deep partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Rochester at sunrise on Thursday, June 10, 2021, weather permitting. When the Sun rises at 5:31am, it will appear as a crescent because most of the Sun will be hidden by the new moon. For Rochester, the eclipse will reach maximum at 5:38am, when 78 percent of the Sun will be hidden. After that, the moon will slowly uncover the Sun. The eclipse is over for Rochester at 6:37am.

    The eclipse will not be visible from the RMSC Rochester campus, so no guided viewing will take place at the Museum or Strasenburgh Planetarium.


    Thursday, June 10, 2021. The eclipse will begin at sunrise (approximately 5:31am) and will no longer be visible after 6:37am. We recommend attendees arrive prior to sunrise.


    This is a family-friendly event and visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate.


    We will be stationed at the following locations (weather permitting):

    •  Hamlin Beach State Park, Parking Area 4 (1 Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY 14464)
    •  Martin Road Park, Henrietta (1344 Martin Rd, Rush, NY 14543)
    • You can view this sunrise partial solar eclipse anywhere in our region that you can see the ENE horizon (58 degrees) at sunrise


    We recommend checking the website the night before the eclipse (June 9) for up-to-date information regarding weather conditions.