2017-08-23 / Front Page

An Eclipse In The Park



Flushing Meadows Corona Park was a popular gathering spot for everyone wanting to witness the 2017 solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. While the eclipse reached a maximum of about 75% here in New York, it reached totality across a swath of the country, coast-to-coast from the Pacific Northwest, angling southeast toward Florida. Fans turned out with giant camera lenses, cell phone cameras, special viewing glasses and homemade pinhole cameras at the ready to capture the rare event. The last total solar eclipse visible in America was in 1979, and we will have to wait until 2024 for the next one. —Annette Hanze Alberts 
Photo Walter Karling Flushing Meadows Corona Park was a popular gathering spot for everyone wanting to witness the 2017 solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. While the eclipse reached a maximum of about 75% here in New York, it reached totality across a swath of the country, coast-to-coast from the Pacific Northwest, angling southeast toward Florida. Fans turned out with giant camera lenses, cell phone cameras, special viewing glasses and homemade pinhole cameras at the ready to capture the rare event. The last total solar eclipse visible in America was in 1979, and we will have to wait until 2024 for the next one. —Annette Hanze Alberts Photo Walter Karling

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