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A significant lunar eclipse of the Sun is visible in the morning over much of the eastern United States

"Looking at the Eclipse," New York City, October 19, 1865, artist's impression
10/19/1865
A lunar eclipse of the Sun was visible over much of the eastern United States, despite the region enduring clouded skies.  The eclipse was at its greatest in mid-morning and in Chicago, Illinois across to Richmond, Virginia was almost annular, or centrally covering much of the Sun.  In New York City, seventy-five percent of the Sun's light was blocked in a partial eclipse watched by hundreds of interested citizens.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Eclipse," Harper's Weekly Magazine, November 4, 1865, p. 692. 

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