Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17
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The anticipated solar eclipse wasn’t completely visible from Northeastern Pennsylvania today, but it still inspired local viewing parties and even the release of a new music video from Scranton’s Luna Soltera.

While it was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979, Scranton residents were outside the “path of totality” and could only see a partial eclipse beginning at 1:19 p.m. Locally, the moon obscured about 72 percent of the sun during its peak at 2:41 p.m., ending by 3:58 p.m.

There photos were taken from Scranton during that timeframe, creating these heavenly images as the sky darkened throughout the region. The Electric City will dim much more on April 8, 2024, when NEPA will be a better position to view the next solar eclipse.