Science For many in US, the solar eclipse could be eclipsed by clouds (+video)

An early-season nor'easter is to blame for the widespread cloud cover in the Eastern US that threatens to obstruct the view of the moon as it passes between the sun and the Earth.

By , SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist

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Viewers throughout most of the United States are in position to see a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). Unfortunately, clouds will likely get in the way in some parts of the country.