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PHOTO: A Partial Solar Eclipse As Seen In New York

A partial Solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over the Queens borough of New York across the East River on Sunday in New York.
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A partial Solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over the Queens borough of New York across the East River on Sunday in New York.

If you were on the East Coast and got up very early this morning, you may have gotten a celestial treat.

As the Capital Weather Gang explained, this eclipse was a hybrid event, appearing as a total eclipse or annular eclipse in some places on Earth. The Weather Gang explains:

"Solar and lunar eclipses – like gathering at Thanksgiving – belong to families. And these eclipse families are called "saros," a series of eclipses related over time, occurring over a span of several hundred years. This Nov. 3 solar eclipse is the 23rd eclipse of Saros 143, a series which started on March 7, 1617 and which ends April 23, 2897 – for 72 eclipses in a span of 1,280 years."

In any case, in New York, it looked spectacular:

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Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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