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The Total Solar Eclipse Is Finally Here And The Photos Don't Disappoint

Worth the hype.

21/08/2017 19:20 SAST | Updated 21/08/2017 19:20 SAST
Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

Unless you've been living in a fallout bunker (and who would blame you), everyone should know Monday is the day people around the U.S. have been excited about for the past few months.

Yes, the total solar eclipse has finally arrived.

Photographers across the country captured the phenomenon in various stages with cameras fitted with special filters, along with images of crowds taking in the spectacle.

Check out the best photos so far of this rare coast-to-coast event below, and we'll keep updating throughout the day.

  • Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images
    The Moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the Sun during the solar eclipse August 21, 2017 from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington.
  • Brian Snyder / Reuters
    A cheerleader uses solar viewing glasses before welcoming guests to the football stadium to watch the total solar eclipse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
  • Bill Clark via Getty Images
    A news photographer adjusts his telephoto lens equipped with a filter in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in preparation for today's solar eclipse.
  • Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images
    In this NASA handout, the Moon is seen passing in front of the Sun as the total solar eclipse continues in Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington.
  • Brendan McDermid / Reuters
    A man looks through his solar viewing glasses in New York City.
  • Mike Blake / Reuters
    Depoe Bay, Oregon
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