Amateur astronomers packed the lawn at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook to view the solar eclipse Monday.

With solar eclipse glasses, pinhole viewers and a telescope with a solar filter on hand, Red Hook Library Director Dawn Jardine says it's great to get the community together to view this rare glimpse at the cosmic event.

"I hope that it really brings people a sense of wonder," Jardine said.

"I'm so glad that we're able to see something here," said Veronica Sandiford of Tivoli. "I thought we wouldn't be able to see anything at all. It's a beautiful day, not cloudy, so I'm very impressed."

If you didn't make it out, the next solar eclipse is in 2024.