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All eyes on the sky as eclipse crosses region


It was a sight to behold.

All eyes were on the sky yesterday afternoon as a solar eclipse crossed the region, delighting families, friends, neighbors, students and colleagues who gathered outside to capture a glimpse of the rare event.

The eclipse started at 2:08 p.m. and reached peak totality – about 88-90% in eastern Pennsylvania – at 3:23 p.m. How good of a view people had of the eclipse depended largely on where they live, as clouds blanketed the region in the afternoon.

At a viewing party held at Glen Foerd in Northeast Philadelphia, clouds overtook the skies just as the eclipse began, but skygazers still managed to catch a few peaks of the eclipse through breaks in the clouds.

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