4 Reasons The Eclipse Was Everything We Hoped

| Brian Cason
August 22, 2017
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#SolarEclipse2017 mania is officially over, and we’ll have to wait another 7 years before seeing a total eclipse pass over the United States. While garbage trucks will be filled with eclipse glasses this week, business geeks are figuring out how to recover from a reported $700m loss in productivity. But we just want to look back at what you captured from the endless viewpoints across the country.

All of the following photos and videos were shot on mobile! See… we told you no one needs an expensive camera to shoot the eclipse!

Going Dark

If you were lucky enough to be along the line of totality that stretched across the U.S, from Portland, OR to Charleston, SC, you had a brief moment of darkness right in the middle of the day. Many people reported a spooky feeling, as street lights turned on, and insects began to buzz during the few minutes of darkness. Being along the path of totality meant you got a truly unique experience for this solar eclipse.

People Watching

The best sight yesterday was of course the amazing phenomenon of the moon passing in front of the sun. But a close second was the people watching. Thousands of people gathered, some traveling great distances, with their wacky glasses in tow, cocking their heads toward the sky. Some threw parties, while others stopped to ogle alongside strangers. And some didn’t want to deal with the heat and enjoyed the eclipse from the comforts of their desk...

Totally Non-totality

Those not able to experience the eclipse in its full glory still enjoyed quite a show, as part of the sun was blocked out. There were still plenty of cool photos to be had with a partial eclipse.

Shadow play

While you were busy staring up into the sky, you may have forgotten to look at the ground. During an eclipse, the shadows cast between the leaves of trees will show the crescent shape of the sun, and with a bit of wind, the crescents will shimmer and dance along the ground.

If you’re a planner, go ahead and mark your calendar for April 8th, 2024. This will be the next time a total solar eclipse will appear in the U.S.