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Great American Eclipse Over New York City

The Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017, as experienced in Long Island City, NYC © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com

New York City experienced 75% partial solar eclipse during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017.Still, the views were exciting, since the sky was mostly clear, except, ironically, for a sudden build-up of clouds during the period of totality. Still, the clouds cleared for some good shots. The experience provided an excellent warm-up for the next total eclipse April 8, 2024, when the path of totality crosses upstate New York

I was actually able to photograph the International Space Station crossing in front of the sun, with the moon on the waning side of its journey across.

That speck is the International Space Station crossing the sun as the moon completes its passage during the Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017 © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Great American Eclipse as experienced from Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City, August 21, 2017 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017, as experienced in Long Island City, NYC © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017, as experienced in Long Island City, NYC © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017, as experienced in Long Island City, NYC © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

International Space Station crossing the sun as the moon completes its passage during the Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017, as experienced in Long Island City, NYC  © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

David & Laini take part in the Great American Solar Eclipse from Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City, NYC © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

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