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Images from the Solar Eclipse: See photos of the rare event on April 8, 2024

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Images from the Solar Eclipse: See photos of the rare event on April 8, 2024

By David Baratz

Baily’s beads are seen as sunlight shines through mountains and valleys on the moon during the total solar eclipse as seen from Lancaster, NH, Monday, April 8, 2024.

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Oliver Cantwell, from Fair Grove, Mo. views the solar eclipse in West Plains, Mo. on Monday, April 8, 2024.

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An airplane passes near the eclipse during the Hoosier Cosmic Celebration at Memorial Stadium on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Spectators watch Monday, April 8, 2024, from their seating in the tower terrace area at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the total solar eclipse begins.

The progression of the total solar eclipse is shown in this composite image of nine photos taken between 1:29 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, photographed from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A total solar eclipse is seen beside a waving American flag in Houlton, Maine, the easternmost city in the United States in the path of the eclipse.

A total solar eclipse is seen on April 8, 2024 in Houlton, Maine, the easternmost city in the United States in the path of the eclipse.

Partial eclipse over the Washington Monument is seen on Monday, April 8, 2024.

This composite image of 13 photographs shows the progression of the solar eclipse over 2 hours and 28 minutes during a watch party for the 2024 total solar eclipse held at Trumpet in the Land, the site of Ohio’s official state play, Monday, April 8, in New Philadelphia. While New Philadelphia was not in the path of totality, viewers experienced 99.32% obscuration of the sun at 3:15 p.m., EDT.

The total solar eclipse seen above downtown Evansville, Ind., Monday, April 8, 2024.

The progression of the total solar eclipse is shown above the Four Freedoms Monument during totality in this composite image of seven photos taken between 12:45 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, photographed in downtown Evansville, Indiana.

The “diamond ring effect” occurs over Granbury, Texas as the sun disappears behind the moon during the total solar eclipse Monday April 8, 2024.

A total solar eclipse is viewed from the north patio of the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie on April 8, 2024.

A total solar eclipse is seen in Mazatlán, Mexico on Monday, April 8, 2024.

The moon covers 89% sun at the eclipse’s peak coverage as seen during a solar eclipse viewing party University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee on Monday, April 8, 2024.

The total solar eclipse can be seen at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Monday, April 8, 2024.

The beginning of the solar eclipse is seen from Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tenn., Monday, April 8, 2024. Although Middle Tennessee was outside the path of totality, the region experienced at least 90% coverage of the sun.

A partial solar eclipse is seen from El Paso, TX, on April 8, 2024. Guests were invited to watch portions of the solar eclipse, which will be partially seen in El Paso at about 82.1% at La Perla, the highest open-air rooftop in El Paso, TX, in the Plaza Hotel, on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Several thousand people attended the solar eclipse viewing party at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. The event was sponsored by the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Caltech Astronomy and Astrophysics department had solar telescopes, and astrophysicists on hand to help people get the most out of this rare experience.

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