Sunrise solar eclipse: one stunning time-lapse, five golden images

Streaks of clouds made viewing Sunday morning’s partial solar eclipse challenging, but photographers around the region still managed to capture fantastic views.

Up first, check out this incredible time-lapse of the eclipse from Alexandria by Steve Ellington.

“That’s spectacular,” writes Phil Plait on the Bad Astronomy blog. “I’ve seen quite a few partial eclipses, but never like that!”

Here are five of the best photos submitted to us via Facebook and Flickr.


The eclipse from Gainesville, Va. (Jed Kane via Facebook)

Eclipse from Point Lookout state park in Maryland (Rob Wanenchak via Flickr)

Two views of the eclipse from North Bethesda. (Rachel Sanderoff via Facebook)

(Jim Knapp via Facebook)

Eclipse from Norfolk, Va. (John Mitchell via Flickr)

Thank you for all of the submissions!

Related links:

Eclipse Over New York City (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

Did We Miss The Partial Solar Eclipse In Virginia Beach? (Creative, fun video via YouTube)

This Morning’s Solar Eclipse: a Post-Mortem (Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium)

Eclipse photos from Ocean City, New Jersey
(Maciejewski Photography)

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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