In the history of United States, this is the first time people saw the “Great American Eclipse” that spanned across the entire USA. The solar eclipse passed over the land after 99 years. It started in the late hours of the morning in Oregon and ended in South Carolina.
People had planned to watch the great solar eclipse for months or years in advance, and that included children, adults, and the elderly alike. While the entire world rammed about the eye protection required to witness the phenomenon, the president of the US refused to listen to this precaution and stepped out to watch it without any safety glasses.
Many of the roads in the Southeast were choked with traffic. As a result, we got countless grainy pictures of the eclipse, but a few super spectacular ones too.
However, except the US, rest of the world was not fortunate enough to witness one, So here we have some of the best pictures from this week’s Solar Eclipse.
So excited to have been able to enjoy the eclipse in the path of totality! My hometown of Greenville, SC was one of the last stops for the eclipse today as it made its way across the US. We flew in late last night to Atlanta and made our way to Greenville with some family VERY early this morning. I was really torn about whether or not to photograph this phenomenon, but after considering it I went for the solar filter and brought my camera along for the ride! It's definitely an experience I will never forget!!! . I'll be sharing my favorite shots from this afternoon. This shows the "diamond ring" effect just as the sun begins to peak out again after the total eclipse. 🌘 . . #popgoesthesun #eclipse #eclipse2017 #solarfilter #canon #eclipsephotography #corona #sunscorona #sunlight #eclipsesc #southcarolina #carolina #greenvillesc #greenvillesouthcarolina #carolinagirl #yeahthatgreenville #greatamericaneclipse #americaneclipse #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #totality #eclipsetotality #solarfilter #downtowngreenville #greenvilleeclipse #southcarolinaeclipse
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This was the best 2 minutes of life to be able to watch the a solar eclipse for the first time in my life. Thank you Salem for allowing me to pitch a tent in your park, and watch this phenomenon in your city. – – #firsttime #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #oregon #salem #ring #sun #moon #space #adventure #achievement #success #oregon #roadtrip
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Another one will happen on December 26, 2019, all across Eastern Europe, Asia, Northwest Australia, and the Pacific region.
This science communicator demonstrated a DIY device to watch the eclipse.