The United States were witness to the full spectrum of the eclipse for two minutes, visible in a 70-mile wide, 2,500-mile long zone stretching from the north-west to the south-east of the country. It is believed this total eclipse has drawn one of the largest audiences in human history.
There has not been an eclipse of this magnitude – stretching from the Pacific to Atlantic coastlines – since 1918.
In St. Kitts and Nevis, along with the rest of the Caribbean, was only able to observe a partial eclipse. The partial eclipse on Monday saw 50-75% of the Sun’s rays blocked out between 2:20pm and 4:50pm EST.
The eclipse came into view a little earlier in Jamaica, beginning at 12:50pm and lasting until 3:30pm.
For the region, the best times for viewing the eclipse ranged from 2:15pm until 4:00pm EST.