Will Pittsburgh Be Able To See The Solar Eclipse In 2017?

September 12th, 2018 by

If you haven’t heard, a solar eclipse will be happening on August 21, 2017, and parts of the US should have a very good view of it! If you’re in Pittsburgh and are interested in seeing the solar eclipse, then you should take a look below to see if you’ll be able to see the total eclipse or if you’ll only have a partial view.

Can Pittsburgh see the Solar Eclipse in 2017?

Sadly, Pittsburgh residents won’t be able to enjoy a total eclipse, like some other parts of the country, but quite a bit of the sun will be blocked by the moon and should still be quite the sight. In total, Pittsburgh is expected to have a 0.84 magnitude, which essentially means approximately 84 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon.

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When does the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Pittsburgh start?

The 2017 solar eclipse is set to begin at 1:10 p.m. on August 21. At around 2:35 p.m., the largest portion of the sun will be obscured for residents in the Pittsburgh area. Then, the Eclipse will end on 3:55 p.m.

When is the next eclipse in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh will also be seeing a partial lunar eclipse at the end of January in 2018 and then will also see a total lunar eclipse the next year at the end of January. This year’s solar eclipse is the first time one has been visible in the US since 1979, though that one could only be seen in the northwest of the US. In terms of cost-to-cost eclipses in the US, you’ll have to go back all the way to 1918! Luckily, Pittsburgh will be seeing the next solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 – and we’re expected to have an even better view!

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