Readers of Halston Media’s papers contributed photos of their  “Great American Eclipse” experience on Monday, Aug. 21.

The total solar eclipse occurred when the moon’s diameter blocked the sun, causing a few moments of darkness.

The partial eclipse was visible in the New York area from about 1:30 to 4 p.m. While visible at our office in Somers, the area did not experience any darkness. However, 14 states in the path of totality did. Some readers traveled to those areas and contributed pictures to the issue, as well.