Stunning photos of the partial solar eclipse from across America


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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