WOLF-TV (Dalton, Lackawanna County)-The last time a solar eclipse traveled coast-to-coast across the entire county was almost a hundred years ago in 1918.
Needless to say, people across the nation were excited to witness the historic event Monday afternoon, as the moon passed in front of the sun, casting a shadow on the earth's surface.
Even though Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania didn't get to see a total solar eclipse, about 70 to 75 percent of the sun was still covered, offering a unique view.
Keystone College hosted a viewing party at their Thomas Cupillari Observatory in Dalton, where staff set up telescopes with special filters and offered free eclipse viewing glasses.
There was also a live feed of the day's events held in ta nearby classroom building.
Keystone college estimates that around 1,000 people came through the observatory on Monday.