While you’ll technically be able to witness it from any spot where the sun is visible, prime viewing spots include city parks, where amateur astronomers are sure to be out in force with their telescopes.The Hayden Planetarium will also be hosting a live broadcast of the event.
The problem is that that’s also the “fastest” route to the eclipse zone for 74.4 million other people along the Eastern Corridor.
As Espenak put it: “Surfaces are gonna be stressed.” In New York City, the eclipse will be only partial, with the moon covering 75 percent of the sun at p.m.
During the investigative hearings, members of HUAC grilled the witnesses about their past and present associations with the Communist Party.
Aware that their answers could ruin their reputations and careers, most individuals either sought leniency by cooperating with investigators or cited their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
From the ancients who feared eclipses as a sign of heavenly portent to the scientists who revel in the moon’s shadow, the celestial spectacle has always been universally astonishing and magnificent. Two-thirds of America lives within a day’s drive of the path of totality, and highways could turn into the Great American Traffic Jam.
“If you’ve never seen one, there’s nothing you can use as a precedent,” said Joe Rao, meteorologist for Verizon Fi OS1 in Westchester County, who has seen 11 eclipses. For a New Yorker, the fastest route to totality is a 10-hour drive down I-95 to the vicinity of Santee, SC.Although popular Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s offered little evidence of an overriding Socialist agenda, the investigation proceeded.In October 1947, more than 40 people with connections to the movie industry received subpoenas to appear before HUAC on suspicion of holding communist loyalties or being involved in subversive activities.A million from Brooklyn and lower Manhattan trekked north.“The moon dropped over like an ominous curtain,” The Post reported of the 30-second totality.Many of the Hollywood Ten writers continued producing screenplays under assumed names after they were blacklisted.