Stunning photos of the partial solar eclipse from across America

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Stunning photos of the partial solar eclipse from across America
This combo picture taken on October 23, 2014 shows (L-R) the process of a partial eclipse of the sun as seen from near the Mount Wilson Observatory on Mt. Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon, Sun and Earth are aligned in such a way that from a portion of the Earth, the shadow of the moon blocks out the sun and in the case of October 23 during a partial eclipse, the sun is never entirely obscured by the moon. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 23: In this handout photo provided by NASA, a partial solar eclipse is visible just before sunset October 23, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers a portion of the sun as seen from the Earth. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
Don Nicholson uses protective eye gear to view a partial eclipse of the sun from Mount Wilson Observatory on Mt. Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Solar eclipses occur when the moon, sun and Earth are aligned in such a way that from a portion of the Earth, the shadow of the moon blocks out the sun and in a case as today during a partial eclipse, the sun is never entirely obscured by the moon. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 23: In this handout photo provided by NASA, Alex Frye, 12, uses special viewing glasses to look at a partial solar eclipse from a highway overpass October 23, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers a portion of the sun as seen from the Earth. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
Leianna Stout, 8, uses protective eye wear to view a partial eclipse of the sun near the Mount Wilson Observatory on Mt. Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Solar eclipses occur when the moon, sun and Earth are aligned in such a way that from a portion of the Earth, the shadow of the moon blocks out the sun and in a case as today during a partial eclipse, the sun is never entirely obscured by the moon. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
The moon nears completion of its path across the sun at 4:17pm during a partial eclipse of the sun as seen through leaves on trees near Mount Wilson Observatory on Mt. Wilson, a 5,710-foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Solar eclipses occur when the moon, sun and Earth are aligned in such a way that from a portion of the Earth, the shadow of the moon blocks out the sun and in a case as today during a partial eclipse, the sun is never entirely obscured by the moon. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 23: In this compilation of several photos taken over time, a large sunspot can seen on the surface of the sun during a partial lunar eclipse October 23, 2014 as seen from Provo, Utah. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers a portion of the sun as seen from the Earth. (Photo by Reagan Frey/Getty Images)
Yesterday's eclipse from Judy Sutton in Roanoke, VA http://t.co/eoxKEkwzLZ http://t.co/01GpBck5Ii
A view of the partial solar eclipse from Gainesville, Florida: http://t.co/I07jYT3QCV http://t.co/wm2tYnyFb3
See solar eclipse photos from around Michigan http://t.co/D3jU8lUeFo http://t.co/9JHxVwwg5S
Partial Solar Eclipse of Oct. 23: See the First Photos http://t.co/rwTZWR6ZKl http://t.co/OI3jtERG1w
PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 23: A large sunspot can seen on the surface of the sun during a partial lunar eclipse October 23, 2014 as seen from Provo, Utah. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers a portion of the sun as seen from the Earth. (Photo by Reagan Frey/Getty Images)
RT @clintsphoto: @ryanvaughan Solar eclipse as seen from near Walnut Ridge today. #SolarEclipse #arkansas #sunset http://t.co/TAc5kDDcCv
Yesterday's eclipse from Judy Sutton in Roanoke, VA @earthskyscience http://t.co/4Xgvqu6GKJ http://t.co/5esMeO6uj6 cc @rocioss @inaoe_mx
“@N3T0V: RT @meier2k8: The partial solar #eclipse moments ago,N Liberty, Missouri http://t.co/JsN1hXXY4v <check @chematierra @SkyAlertMx”
Cambridge Ontario solar eclipse at sunset. Nikon D90 and a pair of sunglasses :) #EclipseSolar http://t.co/NtqkR5zHj1
Oct 23/14 Partial Solar Eclipse It was raining but miraculously clouds moved away from the sun! North Vancouver, BC http://t.co/QEnRWIYdF4
Take a look at Luca's composite photograph of yesterday's partial solar eclipse. #yegwx #yeg @GlobalEdmonton Morning http://t.co/nXEcfCGqsY
Start of the solar eclipse in #Pittsburgh today, went behind a cloud right as it was getting good! Still cool to see! http://t.co/vzEKLxQb6H
Eye-catching images of the partial solar eclipse http://t.co/MADULzKd2L http://t.co/xtYBUqCdrY
"@reedtimmerTVN: Record-breaking solar #eclipse photo taken by veteran storm tracker Mike Scantlin @StormChaseTV http://t.co/qSPG6EBsqA"
Photo of the solar eclipse taken yesterday in west Dothan. http://t.co/DLg1rFbDYN
Stunning shot of the Angel Moroni statue, Utah silhouetted by the solar #eclipse yesterday by @AP @lucerophoto http://t.co/6kZQSwkuSc
Clouds cleared just in time for tonight's solar eclipse over Penn State! http://t.co/KNDusnlz6I
“@YeagerAirport: RT@amtino: Solar eclipse sunset photo sequence at @YeagerAirport #SolarEclipse http://t.co/YOxud1xqBG” @FoxMariaMolina
Partial Solar Eclipse. Pic from a friend who lives on Millwood Lake. http://t.co/tvqHyPjhgw
Partial solar #eclipse from Iowa. http://t.co/9TidmW5SLG http://t.co/1uCbwt6upD
Picture of the partial solar eclipse in Niagara this afternoon #SolarEclipse http://t.co/t78EVAkuhi
The cusps of the sun's disk are just visible above the horizon as today's solar #eclipse fades out over Iowa: http://t.co/pKLo1wBXDv
Challenger jet approaches Pearson Airport during partial solar eclipse today in Mississauga. http://t.co/LXy7AHF6NZ
This is the coolest pic of the partial solar eclipse I have seen yet! (From Brian Carpenter and George Grimm) http://t.co/Y4ZArAI710
A solar eclipse thru my $30 ghetto-scope. Not too shabby. #SolarEclipse http://t.co/SxymUMFYXI
Solar eclipse at #geoforgood #scienceisfun #didntburnretinas! http://t.co/BnrctQxZBk
Meteorologist Kelly Smith has a look back at last nights partial solar eclipse. Watch live: http://t.co/q9lTWSOlWx http://t.co/H6ILj95aoM
Beautiful “@KTLA: Griffith Observatory is livestreaming its partial solar eclipse event. http://t.co/azZF8Lgs9i http://t.co/inA88EtZev”
PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 23: A large sunspot can seen on the surface of the sun during a partial lunar eclipse October 23, 2014 as seen from Provo, Utah. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers a portion of the sun as seen from the Earth. (Photo by Reagan Frey/Getty Images)
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By RYAN GORMAN

Several stunning images emerged Thursday as a partial solar eclipse took America and Canada by storm.

The unusual event took place late in the afternoon, even at sunrise in some places, but that did not stop many from sharing their view of the eclipse.

The partial solar eclipse hit the East Coast at around 6:00 p.m. and worked its way across the country until hitting the West Coast at around 2:00 p.m.

Those in the northeast, Illinois, Wisconsin and the northwest were blocked from the amazing event by clouds, but most everyone else was able to see the sun look as if the moon took a bite out of it.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking the star's radiant light from reaching the planet.

This eclipse was only a partial one for North America.

A total solar eclipse is due to hit the continent August 21, 2017.

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