The East End of Long Island is expecting to see a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Viewing a solar eclipse is a rare opportunity, and the last thing that anyone wants is for their view to be blocked by clouds.
While the eclipse isn’t happening for another few days, and weather can quickly change from what is expected, as of right now the forecast is showing sun and a high of 80°, and only a 10 percent chance of rain.
Other parts of the country might be more affected by poor viewing weather, as a tropical cyclone is possible in the Southeast United States. Right now, it’s too far in advance to make completely accurate predictions, but we’re hoping that clouds don’t get in the way.
On the East End of Long Island, the eclipse will last for about two and a half hours, getting started at 1:26 p.m. It will peak at 2:47 p.m., with around 70 percent obscuration. By 4:02 p.m., the eclipse will be complete.
- Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast: Will Clouds Block Your View [The Weather Channel]
- Solar Eclipse 2017 in the Hamptons: What to expect [Curbed Hamptons]