Community

Solar Eclipse Wows Hikers at Yorktown's Turkey Mountain

0537b909d88b4b4fa8d7_95b98d5f58ec092937bf_P1020652.JPG
Hikers atop Turkey Mountain view the eclipse through special glasses. Credits: David Rocco
4757ee1206190af946b1_46e70f6bb35e730d83ad_P1020700.JPG
Credits: David Rocco
0537b909d88b4b4fa8d7_95b98d5f58ec092937bf_P1020652.JPG

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Dozens of hikers made their way to the top Yorktown's Turkey Mountain on Monday afternoon to catch a glimpse of a rare cosmic event.

Today marked the first time since Feb. 26, 1979 that a total solar eclipse was visible across much of the United States. It was also the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States.

That means, according to NASA, that "all of North America was able to see a partial or total solar eclipse. Along the path of totality (a narrow, 70-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina) the moon completely blocked the sun, revealing the sun’s faint outer atmosphere. Elsewhere, the moon blocked part of the sun’s face, creating a partial solar eclipse."

In Yorktown, the eclipse peaked around 2:44 p.m., when the moon obscured about 70 percent of the sun.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Yorktown

I Do Not Make Stuff Up!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my column, “Watergate analogies apply to Obama, not Trump,” that President Obama’s Justice Department planted a spy in the Trump campaign. I said I used the term “spy” because this was a counter-intelligence operation, not a criminal investigation, where the term informant would have been proper.

That statement has been brought ...

Interview with Senate Candidate, Robert Kesten

The seat in the 40th Senate District of New York, currently occupied by Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy, is up this year. Senator Murphy, who has announced he is seeking re-election, has already started campaigning. On the Democratic side, newcomer Robert Kesten entered the race. Challenging him for the Democratic nomination is former county Legislator Peter Harckham. Kesten and Harckham will ...

What Kind of Sports Parent Are You?

Social media recently showered a lot of likes and love on a high school pitcher in Minnesota whose team was playing in a regional final that would send the winning team to the state championship game.

After the last batter of the game struck out, the pitcher did something unheard of. Rather than spontaneously join his teammates in an on-field celebration, as is customary, the pitcher ...

Packing Heat

“Are you leaving me?” asked my husband one night as he surveyed the contents of my closet on our bed.

“What? No!” I said. “Why would you think that?”

“Every single article of clothing you own is laid out on our bed,” he replied. “So I have to assume you are either leaving me or you have joined the armed services and if that’s the ...

What More Can Murphy Do?

June 21, 2018

In his letter “Murphy should address gun laws” (June 14), Bernard Lipsy praises Sen. Terrence Murphy and then condemns him for not keeping guns away from people that shouldn’t have them. I was wondering just what new laws he would propose? How many more laws are needed? How about enforcing the numerous laws already on the books, which, by the way, isn’t being done?

What ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ab074581ce7911e17b64_postcard_kickballside

Thu, June 21

Navajo Field, Yorktown Heights

2018 Kickball Registration is Open! Meet, Greet ...

Sports

Thu, June 21, 7:00 PM

NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor

Book Club for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Fri, June 22, 9:00 AM

Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester, Mohegan Lake

Giant Church Tag Sale

Community Calendar

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Results

June 15, 2018

Sunday, June 10  - The Yorktown Crew clinched the Westchester Youth Soccer League JV-1 Division with a 4-3 win over Rivertown FC on Sunday. The team has been on a remarkable run for the past 2 seasons with a team record of 16-1-1. Sunday’s matchup vs Rivertown had a championship like atmosphere as Rivertown trailed Yorktown by 1 point in the standings. The Crew worked hard all week in ...