Many people who witness a total solar eclipse are at a loss for words to describe it. Those who have the words say it is magical, awe-inspiring, and even mind-blowing. The experience has been known to make a grown man cry.
Some who witness total solar eclipses choose not to photograph it, because they don't want to be distracted by a camera and just want to take in the moment.
But, fortunately, enough fine photographers out there have graciously shared these photos on social media, so those of us who weren't there can enjoy the experience vicariously. We have at least one photo from every state along the path of totality.
Follow the compilation below…
From east to west across the nation
Columbia, South Carolina
Lexington, South Carolina
Greeleyville, South Carolina
Andrews, North Carolina
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Tennessee (Great Smoky Mountains)
Stones River National Park, Tennessee
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Green River Lake, Wyoming
Smith's Ferry, Idaho