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Seton Hall community gathers for solar eclipse

The Green was crowded with curious members of the Seton Hall community, eager to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse that passed over the U.S. throughout April 8.

In the NYC area, the eclipse began around 2:10 p.m., reaching peak darkness and coverage by 3:25 p.m..


Through the lens of solar eclipse glasses in South Orange, N.J.

Photo by Emma Thumann, the Setonian.

Despite the cloudy weather, students, faculty and others of Seton Hall, along with the rest of New Jersey, were able to view the partial solar eclipse.


Photo by Emma Thumann, the Setonian.

The eclipse’s path of totality, in which those in the area could see the moon fully covering the Sun, reached over a dozen states such as Texas and Indiana.


The 2024 solar eclipse in Jasper, Indiana.

Photo by Nile King.

According to CBS, the next total solar eclipse is expected to occur around 2044 or 2045.

Emma Thumann is the Setonian’s editor-in-chief and a writer for its News section. She can be reached at

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