Solar Eclipse over the Florida Keys
Solar Eclipse over The Florida Keys

"On the evening of Friday, April 08, 2005, the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun, producing a solar eclipse. The total eclipse of the Sun was only visible from a narrow path in the southern Pacific Ocean. However, a partial eclipse was visible from much of the southeastern United States. The Florida Keys were treated to the best show in the continental U.S., but clouds obscured our view for much of the afternoon. Around 6:00 pm, the clouds began to clear out across the lower Keys, just in time to catch a glimpse of the height of the eclipse. Jim W. Lee took these photos from the Saddlebunch Keys through the thinning clouds at about 6:20 pm, showing the Moon covering approximately 40% of the Solar disk. The next total eclipse of the Sun will take place on March 29, 2006, but it will not be visible from North America. The next Solar eclipse visible from the continental U.S. will occur on May 20, 2012." is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.