People view the partial solar eclipse from Times Square in New York.
People viewed the eclipse in Times Square. They cheered as the sun came out from behind the clouds. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America on Monday as the sun vanished behind the moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. (AFP)
America witnessed a total solar eclipse on August 21. The last it happened was in 1979.
The sun is seen in full eclipse over a park on August 21, 2017 in Hiawatha, Kansas. Millions of people flocked to areas of the US that were in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (AFP)