Monday, August 21, 2017

Watching the Eclipse in Forest Hills

Well, that was a lot of fun! Forest Hills transformed into dozens of mini block parties on Monday as Forest Hills residents and workers stopped whatever they were doing and walked out of their apartments or offices to witness today's historic solar eclipse.

I was surprised to see so many people standing right in front of their apartment buildings to catch a glimpse of it, and clusters of people on every street corner. I figured people would congregate in MacDonald Park or somewhere like that locally, but there was barely any eclipse-viewing action at the Park. Nope, it was going on, well, everywhere!

(By the way, I took the photos of the eclipse by reversing the camera on my iPhone, thus the reflections in the photos from the glare. Better than nothing, and it actually worked better than I expected!)


  1. It was totally awesome to catch the solar eclipse, especially with the special glasses. What a memorable experience. Hopefully this will make people (especially those in the total eclipse belt) believe in science again.

    1. That's a nice thought. Agreed.

  2. I was stuck in Manhattan at the time, but this looks like it was fun!

  3. I love how all the beauty school students are in head to toe black. :)