Solar Eclipse at the John Paul 2 Friendship Center

On April 8, there was a solar eclipse in North America. 
In New York it was observable at 3:25 p.m. and amounted to approximately 89% eclipse. 
This phenomenon is extremely rare in history. 
The path of the eclipse ran from Mexico, entering the United States in Texas 
and traveling through other states and Canada.
 The next total eclipse will occur in Spain in 2026 and in the USA in 40 years.

John Paul 2 Friendship Center  participated in the event, watching the film 
"Total Solar Eclipse: through the Eyes of NASA", observing the eclipse live on television 
from Mexico, as well as live in the East Village. Seniors prepared their own "eclipse" 
boxes and also watched this amazing cosmic phenomenon through special glasses.