Solar Eclipse from NYC

While I wasn’t able to travel to a location that would have enabled me to see the “totality” of today’s total solar eclipse, I was able to see a partial eclipse from home in New York City. The moon covered about 70% of the sun from our vantage point.

Here’s a photo I shared on my Instagram feed:

Using a special Solar Filter ( I was able to capture both still photos and videos that even feature sunspots. Scattered clouds did threaten to ruin the show, but I actually found that the clouds passing in front of the sun and moon added an element of interest.

The photo and video clip shared below were both captured with the Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens ( set to a focal length of 600mm using a Canon EOS 7D MkII ( With the 1.6X cropping factor of the camera’s sensor, that translates to an effective focal length of 960mm.

And here’s a brief video clip I published on the Tim Grey TV channel on YouTube:

I look forward to seeing some photos and videos from those who were able to experience totality today!