The 2017 Amazing Solar Eclipse In Pictures
(AP) - Americans across the land watched in wonder Monday as the moon blocked the sun, turning daylight into twilight.
Above: Julian Ledger, of Los Angeles, photographs the solar eclipse while his wife Shayde Ledger and friend Annemarie Penny, right dance during totality at the Albany Regional Airport in Albany, Ore. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
Totality — when the sun is completely obscured by the moon — lasted just two minutes or so in each location along the narrow corridor stretching all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. It took about 90 minutes for total blockage to cross the country.
Below: Annie Gray Penuel and Lauren Peck, both of Dallas, wear their makeshift eclipse glasses at Nashville's eclipse viewing party ahead of the solar eclipse at First Tennessee Park in Nashville, Tenn. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP)
Above: A crowd gathers in front of the Hollywood sign at the Griffith Observatory to watch the solar eclipse in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Below: Tim Lucas looks through a telescope as he gets ready to view the total solar eclipse in Spring City, Tenn. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Above: Brothers Lucas Garza, 5, left, and Cole Garza, 8, of Winchester, Va., along with family friend Grace Brown, 8, of Orange, Va., test their solar eclipse glasses in the front yard of the Garza home (Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star via AP)
Below: Jonathan Moric, left, and Finn Power, both of Vancouver, get ready to watch the eclipse in a park in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Above: Total eclipse as seen over Redmond, Oregon (AP/Ted S. Warren)
Below: White House staff and members of the White House press corps use glasses to look at the eclipse (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Above: Charles Rich of Middletown, Conn., watches the eclipse at Melaleuca Field in Idaho Falls, Idaho (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)
Below: Dan Blanchette and his son, Sam, 6, watch the final phases of a total solar eclipse in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)