Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 Total Solar Eclipse | from New York, Hayden Planetarium

The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History is filled to capacity with crowds of any age gender and ethnicity gathered to watch one of the most spectacular events of nature: the 2017 Solar Eclipse. In New York only a partial solar eclipse is visible, with the Moon covering about 70% of the Sun; nevertheless being part of this event has almost a cathartic effect, especially in my personal situation which somehow is immersed in the total crisis. 
The eclipse timeline in New York:
1:23 pm: the eclipse begins when the Moon is tangent to the Sun circumference, at azimuth 192° and altitude 60.7°
2:44 pm: maximum eclipse with the Moon closest to the center of the Sun, at azimuth 226° and altitude of 53.0°
4:00 pm: the partial eclipse ends with the Moon is tangent to the Sun circumference at azimuth of 247° and altitude of 40.9°.