The Most Amazing Pictures of This Week's Partial Solar Eclipse

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 11:48AM
Space Imagery
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 11:48AM
The Most Amazing Pictures of This Week's Partial Solar Eclipse

Last night, the moon traveled between the sun and the Earth causing a partial solar eclipse, in which 40%-80% of the sun's light was obscured. The sky was a little bit darker, but the light that was present was beautiful. Here are the most breathtaking pictures of the partial eclipse from across North America:

 

The eclipse behind a pair of power lines over Kansas:

 

[Credit: Nicholas Koehne]

 

Eerie black-and-white picture of the solar eclipse over Eglinton Avenue:

 

[Credit: Michaely82]

 

A #nofilter eclipse through a fog:

 

[Credit: Mila Zinkova]

 

Passing by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame University:

 

[Credit: AP]

 

Hanging out by Seattle's Space Needle:

 

[Credit: BobTheNob]

 

A fiery solar eclipse during a brief, two-minute window in West Alton, Missouri:

 

[Credit: AP]

 

Over a cloudless sky in San Diego:

 

[Credit: AP]

 

The partial eclipse over Lawndale, North Carolina:

 

[Credit: Stuart McDaniel]

 

The eclipse over the water in Mandeville, Louisiana:

 

[Credit: Jay Vise]

 

Behind the clouds in Potosi, Missouri:

 

[Credit: John Albert Christeson Jr.]

 

Partially obscured by clouds in Boulder, Colorado, with sunspots visible near the moon's outline:

 

[Credit: Bill Bowman]

 

Over Sudbury, Ontario:

 

[Credit: Eric Malette]

 

The very beginning of the solar eclipse: 

 

[Credit: Vik]

 

At its peak:

 

[Credit: Vik]

 

And the end:

 

[Credit: Vik]

 

Partially obscured by clouds in Houston, Texas:

 

[Credit: Ivan Moreno]

 

Glowing behind the trees in Houston, Texas:

 

[Credit: Ivan Moreno]

 

The partial eclipse and fishermen in Panama City Beach, Florida:

 

[Credit: AP]

 

A couple watches the partial eclipse on the Gulf of Mexico:

 

[Credit: Alamy Live News]

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