A modified version of this article appeared on Viewing NYC last week.
By now you've probably heard about the Great American Solar Eclipse taking place later today. While New York City is not in the path of the totality (a full eclipse), we will see about 72% blockage of the sun when the moon's orbit causes it to pass between the sun and the Earth. In this video from the American Museum of Natural History, learn all about the solar event, and how we will see it here in New York City, amongst other cities.
A total solar eclipse is a singularly magnificent phenomenon. The Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, will be visible as either a partial or a total eclipse throughout North America. See how it appears from various vantage points on Earth, and watch from space as the shadow sweeps across the continent.
The partial eclipse begins at 1:23pm, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 2:44pm, and the eclipse partial ending at 4:00pm EDT.
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