BUFFALO, NY -- The highly anticipated solar eclipse has come and gone in WNY.

The solar eclipse began at 1:11 p.m. and peaked at 2:34 p.m. (eastern) The eclipse covered about 75% of the sun here in Western New York.

Viewing parties were held at several locations, including: the Buffalo Science Museum, SUNY Fredonia, Niagara Falls School District office, City of Tonawanda Library and the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State. Some waiting in line for a few hours hoping to snag some eclipse glasses.