Thousands Line Streets to Watch Eclipse

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Union Square Park was packed as hundreds of people gathered with glasses to watch a partial solar eclipse in New York City. Although not the site of a total eclipse, New Yorkers witnessed the moon cover approximately 70% of the sun.

Hundreds gathered on the South Plaza of Union Square Park to watch the moon pass in front of the sun.

Hundreds gathered on the South Plaza of Union Square Park to watch the moon pass in front of the sun.

Irving Place was lined with people as employees from Con Edison's headquarters gazed up the eclipse. 

Irving Place was lined with people as employees from Con Edison's headquarters gazed up the eclipse.