The 2017 solar eclipse has come and gone in Seattle, but it will live on forever on our Instagram profiles.
We had 92 percent of an eclipse—not a full one—but with a slim crescent of the sun, clear weather, and just the pure spectacle of eclipse enthusiasts everywhere, it was still a totally photo-worthy moment.
Even those armed with smartphones managed to get some great shots through their glasses, of projected light, or of creative ways to view the event (someone even used a Ritz cracker as a pinhole projector). We dug through what was happening on Instagram this morning to find some of our favorites.
Not sick of seeing photos of eclipse glasses and sun yet? Keep scrolling. (If you are, you can always skip to the dog section.)
With only a partial eclipse in Seattle, it was especially important to wear protective eyewear to look at the sky—so eclipse glasses were out in full force today.
Some couldn’t get a hold of glasses and had to improvise.
People used pinholes—of many kinds, including colanders, a cheese grater, and even a cracker—to project shapes.
Some pinholes were in place well before the eclipse—like blinds.
Some used the classic pinhole box—sometimes ultra-creative ones.
With Seattle’s tree-lined streets, many captured the eclipse’s crescent shape through the leaves.
It’s a bad idea to look at the eclipse through binoculars—but a fine idea to use it as a projector.
People watched from beaches and parks.
Dogs joined in on the fun.
Even a cat got a glimpse.
Educational events at the Museum of Flight and the Pacific Science Center drew crowds.
So did events at Seattle icons like the Smith Tower.