Considerable cloud cover meant Thursday evening’s partial solar eclipse often played hide and seek for D.C. area skywatchers.  Nevertheless, a number of photographers managed to capture magnificent views.  Not only do photos reveal the “pac-man”-like bite taken out of the sun, but several also show the prominent sunspot region AR2192, the largest observed since 1990, some 80,000 miles across!

Here we share with you standout images from the D.C. area and other parts of the nation, collected from Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as shared with us via email.  Thanks to everyone who sent pictures to our attention!

Washington, D.C. area views of the eclipse

View of the eclipse from across the nation