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

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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