Solar Eclipse 2017: Live Updates From LI and Beyond

For years, astronomers and other sky watchers have been ticking off the days in anticipation of the celestial event that is now behind us.

A partial solar eclipse was visible on Long Island between roughly 1:25 p.m. and 4 p.m. In other parts of the United States, crowds were awed by totality — a period of minutes when the moon completely blocked the sun — but Long Islanders saw just 70 percent coverage. Throngs of people gathered at beaches, museums and other outdoor spaces, passing around eclipse glasses, taking photos and looking skyward.

Here’s how the event played out on social media from Long Island and beyond:

The following times are in Eastern Standard Time.

4:10 p.m. Reflecting at Jones Beach

3:55 p.m. South Carolina

3:40 p.m. Washington, D.C.

The scene in New York City

On Long Island

As the partial eclipse gets underway here, Long Islanders armed with the proper eyewear are looking to the sky.

1:30 p.m. Partial eclipse underway on Long Island

On Long Island, the eclipse began at about 1:25 p.m. It will peak at about 2:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Totality nearing in Idaho

1:20 p.m. Totality in Oregon

1:10 p.m. Getting ready on Long Island

1:00 p.m. Oregon

12:30 p.m. Oregon

12:10 p.m. Eclipse begins in Oregon