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The Hudson Valley Will Experience a Solar Eclipse in 2017

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Sky-watchers are gong to be in for a quite a show later this year.

On Aug. 21, the shadow of the Earth’s moon will pass across the United States in the country’s first total solar eclipse since 1979. In fact, NBC News says this is the first total solar eclipse to span from coast to coast since 1918.

NBC says that the 75-mile path of totality will first enter the U.S. at 10:16 a.m. PST along the Oregon coast. Around ninety minutes later, the shadow of the Moon will have entirely crossed the country, as it passes over Cape Island, South Carolina at 2:49 p.m. EST.

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So what’s that mean for New York and the Hudson Valley?

According to this website, we won’t be able to see the total eclipse in the Northeast. However, we will get to enjoy a partial eclipse, with peak time falling at 2:44 p.m. on August 21. About 75 percent of the sun will be blocked out over the Hudson Valley.

The eclipse will start at around 1:23 p.m., and end at 4 p.m. that afternoon.

This should be quite viewing event! Of course, you never want to look directly at a partial eclipse  Please take precautions.


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