People stopped what they were doing to view an event that, for many, will be a once in a lifetime spectacle: the solar eclipse.

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The solar eclipse on Long Island as seen through the lens of Newsday just before 3:34 p.m

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The solar eclipse on Long Island as seen through the lens of Newsday just before 3:34 p.m

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Photo of the Eclipse over Melville NY.

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Irma and Ed Gonzalez, Franklin Square, take in the Solar Eclipse during the solar eclipse viewing event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024 in Garden City.

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Photo of the Eclipse over Melville NY.

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Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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The Solar Eclipse is scene in Athens Geogia at 1:45pm on the campus of University of Georgia

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The solar eclipse on Long Island as scene through the lens of Newsday. Photographer

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Ross Wallenstein of Plainview with his wife Stacey and son, Benjamin prepair for the solar eclipse viewing event at the at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale on April 8, 2024.

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(Left to right) Mike Raffanello Lab Specialist and Yuri Janssen (Physics Department professor) aligning telescope. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Mike Raffanello Lab Specialist instructing students on viewing through telescope. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Computer Science student Junior Noel 26. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Karin Huijgens Science & Technology Society department staffer. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Students Naomi Durosel 19, Harveygaye Bagaloo 18 and Vanessa Carranza 20. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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(Left to right) Students Elena Chen 18, Stephanie Arellano 18, Payton Benson 19 and Annalise Dama 18 . Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Student making cell phone pic with special filter. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Computer Programming Systems student Himal Shrestha 23 using cell phone with filter to photograph eclipse. Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Farmingdale State College Physics Department prepping for solar Eclipse. Monday April 8, 2024.

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Visitors to Times Square view the eclipse today. April 8, 2024. Credit: Ed Quinn

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Visitors to Times Square view the eclipse on April 8.

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Visitors to Times Square view the eclipse today. Left to rt; friends Garth Harris, Kristin Kane, and Julia Levy watch the eclipse.April 8, 2024. Credit: Ed Quinn

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Robert John Burck, AKA The Naked Cowboy, dons eclipse viewing eyeware in Times Square. Thousands joined him in viewing the eclipse. April 8, 2024. Credit: Ed Quinn

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Irma and Ed Gonzalez, Franklin Square, take in the Solar Eclipse during the solar eclipse viewing event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024 in Garden City.

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Davida Wright along with dozens of others take in the Solar Eclipse during the solar eclipse viewing event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024 in Garden City.

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From left, Paul and Barbara Bacatelo with Virginia Santos along with dozens of others take in the Solar Eclipse during the solar eclipse viewing event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024 in Garden City.

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Arthur Heubner East Meadow, looks ate the solar eclipse with his telescope during the solar eclipse viewing event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024 in Garden City.

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John Martinez and Stacy Matrinez ,Happauge at the Long Island Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Sunken Meadow State Park, on Monday April8,2024

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Jessica Bono, West iIlip,left,with Stachi Marino, Farmingdale,at the Long Island Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Sunken Meadow State Park, on Monday April8,2024

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Jessica Bono, West Islip, watches the eclipse,at the Long Island Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Sunken Meadow State Park, on Monday April8,2024

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Comsewogue High School students Olivia Harvey, 15, left, and Jasper Rivera, 15, take in the solar eclipse during a viewing party at the high school in Port Jefferson Station on April 8.

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