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.

#1

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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#3

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 :@

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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

makenzie stephenson
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree cause you can see the moons features

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Tania Barnes
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3 years ago

More than half of these images are fake. They're interesting, and well done, but not photographs. I wish BoredPanda would do a better job of fact checking.

S Missions
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes you wonder what their motivations are, doesn't it? Why fake something like that? What does anyone get out of it?

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Andrei Strambu
Community Member
3 years ago

Fake

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

I think this is just a photo of the moon, i can't see the sun

Tom Dibble
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah; it would have been an awesome picture of the sun if that damned rock hadn't gotten in the way!

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Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so fake that it's just gay.

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

OOOOPS! THE worst fake eclipse image on the page so far. lol

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't mess with Mother Nature

Harsh Wardhan
Community Member
3 years ago

I was blessed to be in Varanasi on July 22, 2009 to see the solar eclipse. It was one of the places where complete viewing was predicted although it was not the best place. A village in Bihar was the hot spot in India & prediction was that China will have the best view. I & my elder daughter decided to take a chance at Varanasi & we were not disappointed. We had never seen so many people in our life. There were millions of people right from the Mughal Sarai railway station to the Ganga Ghats. We could manage a vantage point & were ready to shoot the eclipse. Unfortunately it started pouring from the dark cloudy skies. Surprisingly the moment eclipse started clouds over the sun cleared out & rain stopped. I could photograph the whole eclipse, every stage of this amazing surreal natural event. I will never forget the darkness at the time of totality & a big “”AHH”” coming out of awestruck millions watching the event. It was interesting to photograph the people taking holy bath & praying; collarge-5...1d58e1.jpg collarge-599df7a1d58e1.jpg

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW 😆

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Tom Dibble
Community Member
3 years ago

The thing I like about this is that you don't see many *long* exposures of totality. Seeing the face of the moon there is a little jarring, because we're used to high shutter speeds so you capture the black of the night sky around the corona and, necessarily, keep the dark side of the moon completely underexposed. This is very unique, and tells a compelling story. Well done!

Timothy Barr
Community Member
3 years ago

Bogus, stop with the fantasy junk

Claudia Miriam Reed
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought it was totally dark except for the radiance around the sun during the totality.

Tom Dibble
Community Member
3 years ago

How dark it is depends on how long your exposure is. This was a long exposure, hence the light sky and visibility of the "dark" side of the moon.

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John Endsley
Community Member
3 years ago

Lots of Photoshop going on here, denied or not. Images of eclipse WAY too large in relation to foreground in most shots. Fine, but don't claim otherwise.

Tom Dibble
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope. Just a long lens, probably 800mm or so, taken from down at the bottom of a steep hill. Perfectly possible to do this without any compositing.

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Austin Page
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3 years ago

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!!! gretchpreg...b92975.jpg gretchprego-51-599cddcb92975.jpg

Flinkie
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg this is absolutely beautiful!!

Patrick Paszkowski
Community Member
3 years ago

In #9 it's the size of a pebble, which it should be, and here it's huge and also very low on the horizon. No Photoshop?

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
3 years ago

You can get big exposures of the moon and sun with telephoto lenses and the right angle. It is likely that the overall shot is genuine. However, the detail on the moon is completely fake. The sun's corona completely washes out any detail from the moon, just like a silhouette of someone standing in a doorway, you can't see their face clearly. Except the sun's corona is the brightest incandescent bulb ever, and the moon is naturally dark grey in colour already.

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Cody Onthank
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3 years ago

www.instagram.com/p/Bidi3bTjEu8

Cody Onthank
Community Member
3 years ago

northOn August 21st of 2017, Matt Spohn and Charlie Egan completed the first ascent of a new route, Path of Totality, DURING the Great American Eclipse. This is the only first ascent on Monkey Face in the past fifteen years.

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Robert Becker
Community Member
3 years ago

Super

Christopher Richard
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool demonstration of phase locking. note that this photo reveals that the "man in the moon" is still facing us, even durint the eclipse when the moon is totally "new".

Crystal Vaughan
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome,beautiful,!!!

Nelsy Beaulieu
Community Member
3 years ago

Special!

William Shields
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/6v7dph/selfie_i_found_the_suns_reflection_right_after/

Stacey Powers
Community Member
3 years ago

My capture: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100259000208770&set=a.528538103710.2039894.46900223&type=3&theater

Luis Antonio
Community Member
3 years ago

Jajajaja the moon phase was new moon, with the hiden side looking at us, this photo is a ultra fake

Debbie Wrightson-Tessier
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the detail in the moon!

Talia Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Kimberly, OR darkside-5...5eb4cd.jpg darkside-5233-599f29e5eb4cd.jpg

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

THAT looks photoshoped!

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Vladimir Anatolyevich
Community Member
3 years ago

https://flic.kr/p/XJNJBk My Photo of the plane in front of eclipse. And this is video how it happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xltsN6sv_Ig

Jan Dalgleish
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool !

gpc1965
Community Member
3 years ago

do you live in Mercury or do you have a big telephoto?

Kevin Perry
Community Member
3 years ago

Can you see features on the moon or are my eyes tricking me? Great pic, too, tho I'd frame it w/o the car.

Jay Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that a fake, Moon Sun way out pf proportion

Julie Fahrenbacher
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW

Marcia Christensen
Community Member
3 years ago

Great shot!

Teresa O'Connor
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

Richard Okelberry
Community Member
3 years ago

This was also shot in Idaho by a friend using only his phone. 21032660_1...99c323.jpg 21032660_1904095182940393_2854047302298155710_n-599dad499c323.jpg

Glenda Jasper
Community Member
3 years ago

breathless..

Barbara Tjarks
Community Member
3 years ago

Very Nice!

Joy Garcia
Community Member
3 years ago

Totally beautiful sight...

Suzan Cartwright
Community Member
3 years ago

sure is big! not photo shopped?

Diann Millar
Community Member
3 years ago

This is goid

Petrisse Huggins
Community Member
3 years ago

good*

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Saranga Chetia
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Excitement Goodness
Community Member
3 years ago

So amazing

Lisa Tal
Community Member
3 years ago

wow nice photoshop job!

Toni Carroll
Community Member
3 years ago

during an eclipse, you will not be able to see any features of the moon.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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#26

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Nicolas Letarte
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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