Watch it again: News10NBC’s coverage of the eclipse from across the Rochester area

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Even though it was cloudy, seeing the skies over the Rochester area go dark in the middle of the afternoon was a sight special to many people.

News10NBC was there during the total solar eclipse, live from across the community including SUNY Brockport, RMSC, Parcel 5, Innovative Field, and our very own Skydeck atop our studio on East Avenue. Our live coverage started at noon, continued through the 3 minutes and 38 of totality that began at 3:20 p.m., and continued through 6:30 p.m. with reaction. You can re-watch our complete coverage of the once-in-a-lifetime event in this story.

On eclipse day, a man traveled to Rochester all the way from Spain, fulfilling his dream of seeing an total solar eclipse. “I dreamed about this my whole life, since I was a little kid,” he said. A couple from New Hampshire chose to come to Rochester to get married right before the eclipse, making their special day even more memorable.

What’s more, a retired Webster science teacher reunited on eclipse day with the students he taught back in the 70s and 80s. He invited them to his home after teaching them about the eclipse decades ago. In addition, the first baby born at Highland Hospital on eclipse day is the great-great niece of man born on January 24, 1925, the last time there was a total solar eclipse in Rochester.

Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke had an extra special assignment on eclipse day because she was at the SUNY Brockport campus, which got get an extra five seconds of totality compared to the city. That’s because Brockport was in the exact center of the path of totality. Most of the 1,000-plus people who came out to Brockport did not leave disappointed despite the cloud cover.

Meanwhile, News10NBC’s Hailie Higgins was at RMSC for the third day of the ROC the Eclipse Festival. Crowds celebrated the eclipse with live music, food trucks, and activities to learn about science. That’s where Mayor Malik Evans decided to watch the eclipse and Hailie spoke with him live about how the city prepared for the big day.

Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean not only saw the wedding with the New Hampshire couple but also enjoyed the “Party in the Dark” at Parcel 5. He got reaction after the eclipse and, as one woman described it, the clouds looked like when Moses parted the Red Sea.

So many other incredible stories emerged during the eclipse. You can see News10NBC complete coverage of the eclipse here.