How Brooklyn Watched The Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse at approximately 1:50pm (Photo Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

The long-awaited eclipse has come and gone. According to NASA, the last time a total eclipse was visible in the U.S. was 1979.

To watch the moon cover 70 percent of the sun, Brooklynites gathered in various viewing parties throughout the city.

The photos did not disappoint! First a slideshow of pictures from Red Hook’s Louis Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier. Photos courtesy of Dina Rabiner.

Next, Brooklynites took to social media to share their photos of the #solareclipse2017.

Prospect Park was a popular viewing location.

When #your #baby #girl do it for the #solar #eclipse #life #2017

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Even children wanted to be a part of the action!

Let’s not forget Luna and Brooklyn Bridge Parks.

#Eclipse crew. @dawoudbey we out here! @versacejpgs #oldmanchewy

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Dogs got in on the eclipse fun too!


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Total eclipse of the dog. #eclipse #dogsofinstagram #eclipseglasses

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If you’re the announcer for WWE, like Mike Rome, then maybe you too can watch the eclipse from the top of the Barclays Center!

Not everyone was able to grab eclipse glasses, but they had great solutions — DIY viewers made with cereal boxes, welding masks, and even paper plates.

Getting ready ☀️🌒💫

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Waiting not so patiently. 🌘

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Ready to view the #eclipse

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If cereal boxes weren’t available, creativity was.


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These solar eclipse viewing masks are great!

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Where did you watch the Great American Solar Eclipse?


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  1. I live in Sheepshead Bay and saw this at the Boardwalk, from Brighton to Sea Gate. My box viewer kind of worked, but a nice guy taking professional quality pics with a filter on his camera on a tripod let me use his B&H glasses – spectacular view!!! And then on my way back from Sea Gate a nice woman loaned me her solar filter that I put over my iPhone camera lens – it didn’t let me get very good pics, but I have enough for a great memory of the day!


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