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Today's Great American Eclipse captivated the country! People in what's called the "pathway of totality" -- a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina -- saw the moon completely cover the sun. Southern California and the rest of the nation saw a partial eclipse. Swipe left/right for some of the best photos from around the United States:

1. Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor

2. St. Louis Arch, Missouri

3. Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

4. The White House in Washington, DC

5. Times Square in New York City

6. Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon

7. Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois

8. The total eclipse as seen from Redmond, Oregon

9. The SkyJump ride at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas.

10. The Heritage Center at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Share your photos and videos with #abc7eyewitness. Weโ€™ll be showing them throughout the day on Eyewitness News. Photos: @ap.images

โ€œWhen I review my travels among the astronauts, my mind's eye goes first to the Houston shopping mall where Alan Bean sat for hours after returning from space, just eating ice cream and watching the people swirl around him, enraptured by the simple yet miraculous fact they they were there and alive in that moment, and so was he.โ€ย Andrew Smith,ย Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth, 2005
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Totality only lasted for a minute and thirty seconds at our camp in Prineville, Oregon. I managed to quickly snap this picture with my phone before putting it away to enjoy the moment. My friend got some really nice shots with his Nikon Fancycam 5000 and we have permission to share some when he's done processing; stay tuned!
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We are currently hanging out in trafficpocalypse (don't worry, I never Instagram in the driver's seat.) We have lots of snacks and podcasts and know we'll make it home eventually. ๐Ÿ˜ After a month on the road, I'm really looking forward to seeing #focothedog, Kuiper's brother, tonight. And it will be nice to see our kitty Mister, too.
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Astronaut Alan Bean was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He flew on both Apollo 12 and Skylab 3 (the second manned missions to the Moon and to Skylab, respectively.) In 1981, he quit NASA to become a full-time painter. In an interview with @smithsonianmagazine in 2009, he said, "I didnโ€™t know why I wanted to paint and none of my other pilot or astronaut friends did. It seemed like a good thing to do. It seemed like it was nice."
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Bean also emphasized how serious he was about his new profession; he went to art school and studied hard. He explained that he prefers to be thought of as a man who is now an artist and who used to be an astronaut, rather than "an astronaut who paints." ๐Ÿš€
His art is really rad; check it out at alanbean.com and let me know what you think!

i was not ready for the flood of emotions the totality unleashed. it was the single most awesome, cathartic experience i have ever had. can't do it justice here, but as @rawinner put it, it's like a layer of noise has been peeled away. now if you'll excuse me, i need cigarette and a nap ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒž
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The Total Eclipse is tomorrow! If you're in the states, this is what you can expect to see, using this 1979 Eclipse image as an example. Remember to be safe when watching it with the appropriate eye protection!

"A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a total solar eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon, making the Sun seem to disappear during the day, and darkening the sky in a matter of minutes.
We were not in the path of totality, which means the sky only took on a gray and eerie daytime twilight that made the colors appear washed out. We were positioned behind a house, blocking the Sun from direct view to avoid any eye damage." - Comrade (the human)
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"It was weird, guys! Constable Sinatra reported for duty. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿถ Something was off. ๐Ÿค” I think squirrels tried to steal the sun! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฟ" - Sinatra

Blessed to be observing this once in a lifetime ECLIPSE with my family, both the ones I've been blessed with and the ones I've chosen ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”

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Wicked Cool #eclipse2017 photos! So glad I was able to watch it! And so glad I caught photos! #eclipseglasses #eclipsenation ๐ŸŒ’ I am particularly satisfied that I accidentally caught myself in the picture of the sun & moon on my shoulder yesterday! Fantastic! #sunchild #moonchild #meditateonthis

Fat booty Tuesday with @steveelyn_xo

Highway to the danger zone โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒ˜โœจ #ifeeltheneedtheneedforspeed #majestic #kennyloggins #80s #popculture #totality #arareandbeautifulcosmicevent || #Repost @nbcnightlynews ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Kirsten Jorgensen, of Idaho, captured this stunning photograph of an airliner passing directly in front of Monday's #eclipse.
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Shot during 2.5 minutes of dole eclipse totality. This is how dark it gets in the middle of the day. Absolutely incredible experience! #eclipse2017 #eclipse #solareclipse #solareclipse2017

It was a little cloudy but there were still some great views to be had of the solar eclipse. ๐Ÿ“ธ @cplumbb

Did you see the eclipse today? ๐Ÿ“ธ @igers_orlando

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