New York gets to see about a 72 percent totality of the solar eclipse today. Although it’s not in the path of complete totality, residents in New York were still treated to a stunning sight.
The eclipse’s peak time for viewing was 2:44 p.m. Eastern. But the eclipse would last until approximately 4 p.m.
Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy for some.
But some could still see it peaking through the clouds.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon’s disk completely covers the sun’s disk in the sky. For a couple minutes, the sun is shadowed by the moon, leaving brief darkness in the area as the moon shadows the sun. It’s a unique and fascinating experience.
From Oregon to South Carolina, a stretch of about 70 miles in America had a “path of totality” to see the solar eclipse 100 percent. This included areas in Idaho, Illinois, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. In areas where there was a full eclipse, the temperature could drop as much as 10 degrees.
Although traffic was high in some areas, people still loved getting to see this phenomenon. The next eclipse will come to the United States in 2024.
This may be the best photo of them all: