Photos of solar eclipse watchers and eclipse glasses, plates, and contraptions.

What Everyone Looked Like Looking at the Eclipse

What Everyone Looked Like Looking at the Eclipse

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Aug. 21 2017 3:43 PM

What Everyone Looked Like Looking at the Eclipse

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A visitor looks at the solar eclipse at South Mike Sedar Park in Casper, Wyoming.

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The solar eclipse was a celestial event, but it also revealed a glimpse of humanity. While we were busy looking up at the sky, the photographers in our midst captured the surreal poses, unique expressions, and odd contraptions visible only on such an extraordinary day. Here are the highlights of what we found in our Twitter and Instagram feeds and on the news-photo services. (And check back: We’ll continue adding more great photos as they come in.)  

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People watch the start of the solar eclipse and raise their hands in prayer in an eclipse viewing event led by Native American elders, at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell.

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Our office viewing of the eclipse #eclipse2017 #TooManyClouds #WeWillTryAgainTomorrow

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People watch the start of the solar eclipse and raise their hands in prayer in an eclipse viewing event at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest.

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Vamos a ver el eclipse un rato 🤷🏻‍♂️🤣🤣☀️🌙🌖🌘🌑 #eclipse

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How we watch the eclipse around here! #eclipse2017 #unicornlove #itsgettingdarkouthere🌘

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Total eclipse vibes

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#eclipse2017 #eclipse

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American ingenuity at its finest. #triscuits #eclipse #theregoesthesunlittledarlin

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Solar eclipse enthusiasts on Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

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Must have fashion accessory for 2017! Sun catcher glasses for the eclipse. #eclipse #eclipse2017

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An eclipse viewer improvises outside Brooklyn’s Metrotech Center office complex.

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Totality in 20 (almost). #eclipse2017 #eclipse #pitbull #rescuedog #eclipsedog #pitmix #waitingforthemothership

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