Solar eclipse casts a shadow on a beautiful afternoon


More than 100 neighbors gathered at the Franklin Square Public Library on April 8 to witness the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse on Long Island.

Friendly faces shared glasses retrofit to observe the eclipse, with some people bringing camping chairs to sit back and watch the astronomical wonder earlier this month.

Kids drew pictures of the moon and played hopscotch as the warm spring day turned cold as the moon passed over the sun.

The next total solar eclipse that is visible from the U.S. won’t be until Aug. 23, 2044, according to NASA, when people in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota will be able to see it.

While NASA says the next time the solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the U.S. won’t be until Aug. 12, 2045, Franklin Square neighbors had their eyes set on the sky for the totality on April 8.