August 17, 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the entire United States will experience a rare summer phenomenon: a solar eclipse in which the moon will block out all or a portion of the sun, depending on where you are standing. This is the first time since 1979 that every state, including Hawaii and Alaska, will witness at least a portion of the eclipse, although the amount of this blockage will vary.
Here in Rochester, we will experience a partial solar eclipse, beginning at 1:14 p.m. and ending at 3:52 p.m. The maximum 70 percent of the sun will be covered by 2:35 p.m.