Social media users wowed by solar eclipse
Hundreds of people gathered at Mount Tolmie to take in the partial solar eclipse in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, August 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Published Monday, August 21, 2017 5:47PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 21, 2017 5:56PM EDT
Millions of people across North America were wowed by the solar eclipse on Monday.
Many shared stunning images on social media sites like Twitter. Here’s what it looked like:
Crescent-shaped shadows created as the moon passed in front of the sun dazzled many.
Tree shadow during an eclipse: pic.twitter.com/Q1FALgd1um— Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) August 21, 2017
Some people used telescopes to capture what appear to be sunspots.
Thousands attended viewing parties. There were large turnouts from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to Dalhousie University in Halifax.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from politics to watch the show.
NASA also got in on the fun, sharing satellite videos showing the shadow of the moon crossing the U.S., and what the eclipse looked like from the International Space Station.