What time is the solar eclipse today? Here’s the reason Yankees vs. Marlins first pitch is delayed

MLB games often endure rain delays. The sport has even seen snow delays before.

A rarer event is affecting one of Monday’s games: A solar eclipse.

A portion of North America will experience a total solar eclipse Monday afternoon, which is more impactful than a partial eclipse. The moon will block the entire sun momentarily, and people will see a darker sky.

MLB has a 13-game slate Monday, but the Yankees’ home game against the Marlins is the only schedule change prompted by the solar eclipse. New York was supposed to host Miami starting at 2:05 p.m. ET, but first pitch was rescheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET, the team announced Thursday.

Here’s what to know about the solar eclipse, including the time, projected path and visibility details for the Yankees-Marlins game.

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What time is the solar eclipse?

The solar eclipse will take place across several hours. and the start time will vary based on location.

The first sight of the solar eclipse will be at about 1:35 p.m. ET in Mazatlan, Mexico, according to NASA. The total solar eclipse in Mazatlan will last from about 2:07 p.m. to 2:11 p.m. ET.

The last sighting of the solar eclipse in North America will be at about 4:02 p.m. ET Houlton, Maine.

Solar eclipse projected path

North America will experience a total solar eclipse across swaths of 15 U.S. states, Mexico and a small portion of eastern Canada, according to NASA. It’ll begin on Mexico’s Pacific coast and move northeast.

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Below is a list of the 15 U.S. states in order of when the total solar eclipse will occur.

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. Missouri
  5. Tennessee
  6. Illinois
  7. Kentucky
  8. Indiana
  9. Ohio
  10. Michigan
  11. Pennsylvania
  12. New York
  13. Vermont
  14. New Hampshire
  15. Maine
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Most of North America will experience a partial solar eclipse. How big the partial eclipse will be is based on how where you’re located in comparison to the pathway.

When will the solar eclipse reach NYC?

New York City won’t experience a total solar eclipse, since the path of totality cuts through the northern part of the state, including Buffalo.

New York City (and Yankee Stadium) are not in the path of totality but will experience a partial eclipse for 2 hours and 25 minutes, per USA Today. At the peak of the eclipse in New York City, which will take place at about 3:25 p.m. ET, 90.2% of the sun will be obscured by the moon.

The Yankees and Marlins originally scheduled their game for 2:05 p.m. but a partial solar eclipse could delay the game for a few innings. Instead, the teams will begin at 6:05 p.m., but gates at Yankee Stadium will open at 3 p.m. ET to allow fans to view the astronomical event.

MLB Monday, April 8 schedule

Almost all of MLB is playing on Monday, with just the Orioles, Red Sox, Royals and A’s on an off day. Here’s the schedule for Monday, April 8, including an update time for Yankees-Marlins.

Game Time (ET)
White Sox at Guardians 5:10 p.m.
Marlins at Yankees 6:05 p.m.
Tigers at Pirates 6:40 p.m.
Brewers at Reds 6:40 p.m.
Mariners at Blue Jays 7:07 p.m.
Mets at Braves 7:20 p.m.
Dodgers at Twins 7:40 p.m.
Phillies at Cardinals 7:45 p.m.
Astros at Rangers 8:05 p.m.
Diamondbacks at Rockies 8:40 p.m.
Rays at Angels 9:38 p.m.
Cubs at Padres 9:40 p.m.
Nationals at Giants 9:45 p.m.
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