ITHACA, N. Y. — As the solar eclipse gets underway in Ithaca, people are gathering throughout the city to check it out.

People are gathered at Cornell University, Stewart Park, Dewitt Park and countless other places to watch the one-in-a-lifetime phenomenon as the eclipse stretches from coast-to-coast in the United States.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s still time and ample opportunity.  At most locations, people appear to be sharing glasses and pinhole viewers. For instance, in downtown Ithaca, a construction worker is letting passersby use his glasses to see the eclipse.

About 70 percent of the sun will be covered by 2:38 p.m., when the eclipse will be at its peak locally. Please use safety precautions while watching the eclipse.

If you can’t make it outdoors to see it, check out NASA’s live stream here. 

Photos updated Monday evening. Enjoy! All photos by Jolene Almendarez/The Ithaca Voice