'Great American Eclipse': Thousands throng US streets to witness historic event [Photos]

On Monday, the United States witnessed its first total eclipse in 99 years , casting a shadow for almost 90 minutes from the coast of Oregon to South Carolina

FP Staff August 22, 2017 18:49:14 IST
On Monday, the US witnessed its first total eclipse in 99 years, casting a shadow from the coast of Oregon to South Carolina for almost 90 minutes. AP
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On Monday, the US witnessed its first total eclipse in 99 years, casting a shadow from the coast of Oregon to South Carolina for almost 90 minutes. AP
'The Great American Eclipse', as the event was dubbed, witnessed the silhouette of the moon blocking out the sun to form a diamond-ring like halo over it. AP
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'The Great American Eclipse', as the event was dubbed, witnessed the silhouette of the moon blocking out the sun to form a diamond-ring like halo over it. AP
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wore protective glasses to watch the eclipse from the White House. AP
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wore protective glasses to watch the eclipse from the White House. AP
A huge crowd thronged Times Square in New York to see the crescent-shaped sun, although only 70 percent of the sun was seen covered by the moon in the city. AP
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A huge crowd thronged Times Square in New York to see the crescent-shaped sun, although only 70 percent of the sun was seen covered by the moon in the city. AP
South Carolina basked in the glory of the eclipse and celebrated by hosting a party 'Get Eclipsed on IoP' at the Isle of Palms. AP
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South Carolina basked in the glory of the eclipse and celebrated by hosting a party 'Get Eclipsed on IoP' at the Isle of Palms. AP
The next total solar eclipse in the US will be on 8 April, 2024, and will be visible in cities like Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Montreal in Canada. AP
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The next total solar eclipse in the US will be on 8 April, 2024, and will be visible in cities like Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Montreal in Canada. AP