On Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people were staring at the same thing through doofy glasses, as they tried to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Not only that, they also immortalized the awe-inspiring moment in photos, and Bored Panda has collected the best of them in case you missed the phenomenon or can't get enough of it.

A total solar eclipse covered a narrow portion of the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. And a partial one was visible across the entire continent of North America, as well as in parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. This was the first time since 1918 when North America experienced the path of totality from coast to coast.

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I Am The Accidental Photographer Of This Once In A Lifetime Shot

I Am The Accidental Photographer Of This Once In A Lifetime Shot

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Sophie G
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3 years ago

that's called being in the right place at the right time

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To The Ends Of The Earth.... This Is A Single Photo, No Photoshop

To The Ends Of The Earth.... This Is A Single Photo, No Photoshop

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Loid Getaw
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3 years ago

THIS JUST AMAZING!!!!!!!

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The Great American Eclipse As Seen From Oregon. Millions Of People Gathered To The Narrow Path Of Totality To Witness One Of The Most Epic Astronomical Phenomenons Of The Century

The Great American Eclipse As Seen From Oregon. Millions Of People Gathered To The Narrow Path Of Totality To Witness One Of The Most Epic Astronomical Phenomenons Of The Century

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John Doe
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3 years ago

yeh right, let's make eclipse american again :@

Elizabeth Ang
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3 years ago

Too bad the picture was so beautiful to have a comment like his.

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Kate Maxon
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3 years ago

Awesome time lapse

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Brilliant multiple exposure.

Marcia Christensen
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3 years ago

OMG....Beautiful!

Lululoohoo
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3 years ago

This has got to be my absolute favorite. Absolutely STUNNING

Petrisse Huggins
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3 years ago

💯❤

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Vicky Resurreccion
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3 years ago

Love this a lot!!!

Susan L. Miller
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3 years ago

This is spectacular!

Thomas Zumberge
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3 years ago

Beautiful time photos

فریبرز ذاکرعباسی
Community Member
3 years ago

amazing

Robin Song
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3 years ago

Spectacular!

Lynne Anders
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3 years ago

this is perfect'

Carolyn Roesbery
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3 years ago

very cool

Tee Frank
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3 years ago

very cool

Doris Rosenthal
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3 years ago

Great shot(s)!

FullSpectrum Survivalist
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3 years ago

Were I am in Tennessee, I also saw the crescent at the top, so there is that.

Chuck McDonald
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3 years ago

Great sequence of shots... would like full resolution if possible.

David Gowers
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3 years ago

Phenomonons? Phenomena?

Top Rock Photography
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3 years ago

Phenomena

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Michael Walters
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3 years ago

very cool!

Emir
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3 years ago

phenomena

Lisa Tollefsrud
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3 years ago

WOW just WOW

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

And WOW again! lol Just an amazing capture(s)!

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Grace Lynch
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3 years ago

This is the best. How can I get a copy? Foxglove16@comcast.net

Aimee Elizabeth
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3 years ago

Here's his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jasman.mander. (He's a friend of mine:)

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Marie Gaynor Murphy
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3 years ago

Love ❤️ this one.

Petrisse Huggins
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3 years ago

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Glenda Jasper
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3 years ago

The many Moons ..

Marci Hutchings
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3 years ago

I love this perspective!

Frances Brown
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3 years ago

Awesome! Solar Eclipse. 2017 0822

Raisa Goldberg
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3 years ago

Great

Teresa Brady
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Lee Worrell
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Candace Formosa
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my god, I've seen this as a Tumblr edit. The real thing is much more astounding.

Lisa Floyd
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3 years ago

Gorgeous!

Teri Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

He is selling prints of this on his website (Jasman Mander).

Kendra
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3 years ago

honestly this is just gorgeous.

Brandenn Galligan
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3 years ago

i love this photo

sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

Absolutely love this! So amazing!

Margo Burke
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3 years ago

Amazing !

Susan Luchich
Community Member
3 years ago

Just brilliant!

Daisy Curry
Community Member
3 years ago

Would like to get photo from photographer, will you sell any?

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

This the most amazing photo of all. It totally captures the eclipse from beginning to end.

Deborah Madrigal
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous

Nelsy Beaulieu
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

Peggy Ward
Community Member
3 years ago

So cool

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

Yet another fake photo. At no point were the Sun & Moon so low on the horizon as to make this shot even remotely possible. Use your heads, people; This is elementary sh!t here.

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

Yet another faketivist lol smh Shameful, Can't even give props to a great photographer & capture smh. Your life must suck!

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Cheri Harder
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3 years ago

Where is the attribution to the photographer? https://www.facebook.com/jasman.mander?fref=mentions

Chaplain Debra-Diane McDonnell
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3 years ago

This time lapse taken by Jasmin Lion Mander at Detroit Lake.

John Mcvay
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3 years ago

progression

Stephan Győry
Community Member
3 years ago

Phenomena

Aaron Mcconnell
Community Member
3 years ago

Jasman Lion Mander is the photographer of this photo

gpc1965
Community Member
3 years ago

In America it's not only the president that is broken: even the sun is out of order.

gpc1965
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm thinking right to left. Was it?

Sally Brown
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3 years ago

It would have to be left to right as the sun was rising in the sky.

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Martin Jones
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3 years ago

LOL John Doe

Peter Nguyen
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3 years ago

Nhật Thực

Petrisse Huggins
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3 years ago

Translation Please.

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Aura Moronta
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3 years ago

OMG. The whole thing. That is a money shot.

Linda Ford
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3 years ago

time lapse...

Edgar Hernandez
Community Member
3 years ago

Great "american" eclipse? You're aware this is a phenomenon experienced all over the world, right?

Top Rock Photography
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, not really. Unlike a lunar eclipse which is visible anywhere the full moon is visible, the total solar eclipse is only visible in a narrow band across a limited path on the earth. The only landmass this particular total eclipse eclipsed is the lower 48 states of America, crossing 14 of them. (Twelve, really, but two states have a tiny little corner of them in the path of totality, and that, for the very brief time it is there, about 35 seconds for Iowa, and about 50 seconds for Montana, still counts). Nevertheless, “One Of The Most Epic Astronomical Phenomenons [sic] Of The Century,” is a bit over the top.

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Barbara Ann Woods
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3 years ago

WOW!!

Jeanne Zastera
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, it was just like this! (Over 2 hours)

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty sure they enjoyed it in Canada,Mexico, Central America, Caribbean islands, South America ,Russia,West Africa and parts of Europe too.

Top Rock Photography
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, not really. Unlike a lunar eclipse which is visible anywhere the full moon is visible, the total solar eclipse is only visible in a narrow band across a limited path on the earth. The only landmass this particular total eclipse eclipsed is the lower 48 states of America, crossing 14 of them. (Twelve, really, but two states have a tiny little corner of them in the path of totality, and that, for the very brief time it is there, about 35 seconds for Iowa, and about 50 seconds for Montana, still counts).

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Marshall Brence
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3 years ago

This doesn't look real. I would think the moon would come from the outside to the other outside, not from the inside both directions.

Bobbi Newell
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3 years ago

It's either a multiple exposure shot, or several separate shots photoshopped together, to create a time lapse effect.

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Max Renteria
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3 years ago

Nice pics, good photoshop...

Aaron Mcconnell
Community Member
3 years ago

Not everything is photoshoped. I know the photographer.

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Tom Collins
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice pic, but shopped. The sun doesn't travel fast enough to get these separate phases in 1 multi exposure shot. Or I guess technically, it could be done, but the camera would have to rotated an exact amount after each shot, with only the total eclipse with enough exposure to pick up the landscape. Would be very difficult to do.

Julie Julie
Community Member
3 years ago

It's called a composite shot. It is not made to make anyone think it is a single image, it is made to show the progression of something (i.e. an eclipse) across a place or landscape. And it's not called "shopped". This comes from Photoshop which is one of the most popular photo editing tools, but not the only one used. You could say it was edited. But then again, there aren't many photos that are not edited these days - from my point of view, it's part of the art of photography.

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#4

Another Eclipse Photo

Another Eclipse Photo

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Flinkie
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3 years ago

Omg such an amazing sight!! So beautiful! :0

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#5

Apparently Eclipses Produce Insane Looking Shadows

Apparently Eclipses Produce Insane Looking Shadows

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Jim Rich
Community Member
3 years ago

People parked in my lot with chairs, umbrellas, etc. I went out and announced that the eclipse had been cancelled, six people started to pack up and leave. One old woman said "Well, shit! all the way from Cincinnati for nothing!" This is my most memorable moment of the eclipse.

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#6

This Was Undoubtedly The Most Fantastic Natural Phenomenon I've Had The Honor Witnessing

This Was Undoubtedly The Most Fantastic Natural Phenomenon I've Had The Honor Witnessing

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John Doe
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3 years ago

ratio is off! by yuge bigly margin

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#7

Hours Of Planning, Scouting, And Driving Went Into Creating This Photograph. It Was On The Verge Of Being Completely Ruined By Clouds. But Thankfully It All Worked Out

Hours Of Planning, Scouting, And Driving Went Into Creating This Photograph. It Was On The Verge Of Being Completely Ruined By Clouds. But Thankfully It All Worked Out

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg wow the clouds kinda look like a galaxy in this pic, so awesome!!

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#8

The Eclipse Is Leaving Very Weird Shadows On My Deck!

The Eclipse Is Leaving Very Weird Shadows On My Deck!

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Esther Visser-Keijnemans
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3 years ago

Yeah they call it half lit moon shadows.

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#9

View From A Plane Over The Pacific Ocean

View From A Plane Over The Pacific Ocean

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh wow!!

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#10

The Moment Of Totality. Experiencing My First Total Solar Eclipse In The High Country Of Idaho As I Partner With

The Moment Of Totality. Experiencing My First Total Solar Eclipse In The High Country Of Idaho As I Partner With

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

like the universe is mooning us

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#11

Jackson Wy 11:38am 8.21.17

Jackson Wy 11:38am 8.21.17

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Jade Seibert
Community Member
3 years ago

This should have been # 1. Absolutely gorgeous !

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#12

Chased The Eclipse, It Was Worth It

Chased The Eclipse, It Was Worth It

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

The clouds shaped up to look like a plane in here 😂 Looks awesome tho!

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#13

Got Extra Lucky With This Shot During The Eclipse!

Got Extra Lucky With This Shot During The Eclipse!

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John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

Cooper! is that you? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTqfYmqQDBJN7BSRAMV-sNrX86WcKBVyjbqFR6o9hr2OZ_8i-kx

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#14

The Solar Eclipse's Totality Only Lasted For Minutes In The Path That It Occurred. Giving Photographers A Small Window Of Time To Capture Something Most Of Us Will Most Likely Never See Again

The Solar Eclipse's Totality Only Lasted For Minutes In The Path That It Occurred. Giving Photographers A Small Window Of Time To Capture Something Most Of Us Will Most Likely Never See Again

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Kate Scarlett
Community Member
3 years ago

Very dramatic. Is that a Wallenda on that tight rope?

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#15

The Sun And The Moon

The Sun And The Moon

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Nicolas Letarte
Community Member
3 years ago

The sun in parenthesis!

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#16

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Sophie G
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3 years ago

the Cheshire sun

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#17

Satellite Imagery Of 2017 Solar Eclipse

Satellite Imagery Of 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Jade Neko
Community Member
3 years ago

Giorgio Prodoti the borders are there for we can more easily find where we are... Nothing to do with "no real border" shit

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#18

I Just Captured The Total Eclipse

I Just Captured The Total Eclipse

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg wow I seriously love all the colors in this! Perfect!

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#19

Too Excited To Wait To Download!

Too Excited To Wait To Download!

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Jacqueline Rosete
Community Member
3 years ago

heroes!

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#20

The Corona Of The Sun Is Visible During The Totality Of The Solar Eclipse Viewed From Dallas, Oregon

The Corona Of The Sun Is Visible During The Totality Of The Solar Eclipse Viewed From Dallas, Oregon

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Excellent! Thank you for post in this!!

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#21

Total Eclipse Solar Corona

Total Eclipse Solar Corona

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Jade Seibert
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3 years ago

The color is magnificent !

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#22

Total Solar Eclipse Photobombed By ISS Transit

Total Solar Eclipse Photobombed By ISS Transit

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Tracey Musselman
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3 years ago

They look like Tie fighters from Star Wars

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#23

Used A Cracker

Used A Cracker

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Sara Sluis
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3 years ago

Genius!

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#24

It Wasn't A Total Solar Eclipse In New York City Today But It Was Still Amazing Too See It. The Next Total Solar Eclipse Viewable In The Us Is Only 7 Years Away, Hopefully I Will Be Still Alive To See It And Capture The Perfect Eclipse

It Wasn't A Total Solar Eclipse In New York City Today But It Was Still Amazing Too See It. The Next Total Solar Eclipse Viewable In The Us Is Only 7 Years Away, Hopefully I Will Be Still Alive To See It And Capture The Perfect Eclipse

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh wow! The clouds make this picture really awesome!!

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#25

The Eclipse From Nashville

The Eclipse From Nashville

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Rachel Norris
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3 years ago

This is my image :) Facebook.com/RachelNorrisPhotography

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Nicolas Letarte
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3 years ago

Looks so Industrial, a view from "Lost City"...

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#27

The Great American Eclipse Above The Empire State Building

The Great American Eclipse Above The Empire State Building

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David Gowers
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3 years ago

"The Great American Eclipse"? Did you all buy it or create it or something?

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#28

In Northern Washington

In Northern Washington

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

I C what you did there *goes bananas*

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#29

A Little Noisy At Iso 12800 But So What? There's A Plane, The Moon And The Sun In The Same Shot!

A Little Noisy At Iso 12800 But So What? There's A Plane, The Moon And The Sun In The Same Shot!

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Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

called Moontreal for the occasion

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#30

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

I feel blinded just watching it through my screen!

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#31

I Too Took A Picture Of The Eclipse And Did Not Go Blind

I Too Took A Picture Of The Eclipse And Did Not Go Blind

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

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#32

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool :0

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#33

The Great American Solar Eclipse Of 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse Of 2017

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John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like Trump's making progress in making things great again, and [US]Americans making celestials American [again]

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#34

Eclips From The Painted Hills In Oregon

Eclips From The Painted Hills In Oregon

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Tara Payne
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3 years ago

(Speechless)

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#35

Close Obscure The Moon As It Covers A Part Of The Sun During A Partial Eclipse In Richmond, Va

Close Obscure The Moon As It Covers A Part Of The Sun During A Partial Eclipse In Richmond, Va

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!! :0

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#36

90 Minute Before Eclipse Starts, Mother Nature Trolls Like A Boss

90 Minute Before Eclipse Starts, Mother Nature Trolls Like A Boss

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John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

we were trolled by so-called 'sunset'

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#37

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Smithsonian
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3 years ago

Looks like the opening of Lion King

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#38

When Sun Starts Swallowing Moon

When Sun Starts Swallowing Moon

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Chris Knott
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3 years ago

PAC man

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#39

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Steve AndLady
Community Member
3 years ago

oh , nice one...but there is a face in the clouds looks like a skull..bad omen ?

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