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Here’s when you can see the solar eclipse in NYC

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Clayton Guse

On Monday afternoon, millions of people across the country will slap on a pair of solar filters, crane their necks and take in a celestial event that's 99 years in the making. The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 is upon us, New York, and it's going to be witchy as hell. 

Confused as to when exactly the moon will slip in front of the sun and cast its shadow on New York City? We've got your back. Here's a timeline of how the happening will go down.  


At 1:23pm, New Yorkers will see the moon begin to creep over the right edge of the sun. If you're still stuck at work (or on the goddamn subway), don't fret: You still have plenty of time to get outside to view the interstellar show. 


At 2:44pm, the eclipse will hit its peak in New York. At this point, Gothamites will be able to see about 70 percent of the total eclipse. Sure, New York won't get the full, total darkness that other areas across the country will see, but the sight promises to be pretty incredible regardless. The peak of the eclipse will only last for a few minutes, so it might be a good idea to put your phone down during this stretch. 


The moon will continue to creep across the sun from right to left until 4pm, at which point the whole thing will be over. At this time, give your fellow sun gawkers a hug and start preparing for 2024, when the next solar eclipse will be visible from New York.

All images courtesy NASA

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