In pictures: The eclipse of the sun, with the moon in the foreground, will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2019, over the northern part of the United States.
It will be the first time the sun has been completely eclipsed since the end of the 19th century.
The eclipse is expected to last around 90 minutes and will be visible in the northern US from the northern coast of Florida, across the Midwest and into the northern Atlantic.
The first pictures from New York will be released around 9pm local time (9:00am EDT) from a new TV network, GSTV.
Al Jazeera’s Amal Clooney, reporting from New Delhi, said the event had already been predicted for the UK, and had been confirmed by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization.
“I don’t know if it will be as big as the one that happened in 1885, but it will have a significant impact on the weather for a lot of people in the UK,” she said.
“We have seen the weather patterns change as the eclipse has happened.”
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