Coordinates! : 41.693490,-72.774773
Location: Stanley Quarter Park 451 Blake Rd, New Britain, CT 06053
Open invite - meeting location has reasonable # of parking spots and open air, away from obstructions.
the "solar" event starts at approx 1:20, reaching maximum around 2:45, and ending at approx 4:00pm.
Here is an animation showing the visual / times for our (partial) view of the total solar eclipse.https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/hartford
This is a BYOVE (Bring your own viewing equipment) event.
Eye safety: The only time that the sun can be viewed safely with the naked eye is during a total eclipse, when the moon completely covers the disk of the sun. It is never safe to look at a partial or annular eclipse, or the partial phases of a total solar eclipse, without the proper equipment and techniques. The safest way o view a solar eclipse is to construct a pinhole camera or pinhole mirror. Acceptable filters include aluminized Mylar or shade 14 arc-welder’s glass. Unacceptable filters include sunglasses, old color film negatives, black-and-white film that contains no silver, photographic neutral-density filters and polarizing filters. via space.com