Where to watch the solar eclipse in Boston
For Bostonians the upcoming total eclipse of the sun will be more like a partial eclipse of the sun — Boston is about 15 hours from closest prime viewing locations in South Carolina.
The solar eclipse will sweep across the United States at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 from Oregon to Georgia, leaving Bostonians well out of range to see the total eclipse, but a partial eclipse will still be visible as the moon passes in front of the sun.
Boston is still ready to party, though, and Lyft is offering customers up to $10 off on eclipse day.
There are a few locations that will be celebrating the eclipse on Monday, but you’ll have to pick just one, as the eclipse will only last for a brief two minutes and 35 seconds: - Boston Public Library in Copley Square - Boston Public Library Adams Street branch - Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library - Chelsea Public Library - Boston Children’s Museum - Kresge Oval at MIT - Centennial Common at Northeastern University - The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center.
Some Boston locations will be ready for eclipse-watchers.