Fans at Yankee Stadium can witness a solar eclipse on...

Fans at Yankee Stadium can witness a solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, during the Yankees' game against the visiting Miami Marlins. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke; AP

Come for a solar eclipse, stay for some Yankees baseball.

The Yankees are acknowledging Monday’s solar eclipse with a special 2:05 p.m. start time for their game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium, along with special giveaways and in-stadium content, the team said.

The eclipse is set to begin in New York City at around 2:10 p.m. — five minutes after first pitch — and last until 4:36 p.m., according to New York City is not in the path of totality, so fans at the game will not experience complete darkness but instead will witness a partial eclipse, with the moon expected to obscure about 90% of the sun at the eclipse’s peak.

Upstate cities such as Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester are in the path of totality and will experience complete darkness at the eclipse’s peak. In Buffalo, the totality will start at around 3:18 p.m. and last for about four minutes, with the peak occurring at about 3:20 p.m. according to NASA.

The Yankees will turn the field lights on at first pitch and will have them on all game long, a spokesperson said. The game will not be paused for the eclipse.

In addition, the first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Yankees Solar Eclipse T-shirt presented by HubSpot, and fans at the game will be treated to space-themed scoreboard content, the Yankees said.

With Erik Boland

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