Brooklyn New York Residents View The Eclipse


A view of the partial solar eclipse 2017 as seen in Brooklyn, NY on August 21, 2017. It was seen at 75 percent in NYC despite the cloudy view. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)


A maintenance worker of Philip Howard Apts, of Brooklyn, New York, taking out recyclable bags of garbage, took time out to capture the 2017 Solar Eclipse, that crossed America, from Oregon, to South Carolina on Monday 21, 2017. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)


Some Residents of Philip Howard Apt, of Brooklyn, New York, came out of their apts, to make sure they got a good view of the Solar Eclipse, that crossed America, from Oregon, to South Carolina, Monday 21, 2017. Here on the sidewalk, these four people with cell phones in hand view their images minus protective glasses, while twins calmly look at mummy checking her images, that she will show them one day in the future.
Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Aug. 22, 2017: Brooklyn residents were among several New Yorkers, like President Trump who defied the rules and looked upwards yesterday without eclipse glasses, to grab a photo of the partial eclipse that appeared over New York City.

Some residents of Philip Howard Apt, of Brooklyn, New York were among those defying the rules to capture the moment for posterity. Despite a cloudy view, the eclipse was seen at around 75 percent by many New Yorkers. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina much to the glee and excitement of millions. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. 

However, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. Viewing the eclipse from orbit were NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, ESA (European Space Agency’s) Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles.


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