Solar eclipse 2017: Here’s what people saw – CNET

There goes the sun

The eclipse is one scientific event we can all participate in, CNET employees were all eyes on Monday whether wearing solar glasses, using handmade pinhole viewers or just watching the rare event on live streams or apps. CNET en Español reporter Claudia Cruz chose Google’s Mountain View, Calif., campus as her viewing spot for Monday’s rare eclipse. 

Photo by: Claudia Cruz/CNET

Eclipse over Idaho

Here’s Monday’s total eclipse over Weiser, Idaho, shot by CNET reporter Stephen Shankland from a dirt parking lot that cost $30 per car serviced by excitingly wobbly porta-potties.

Photo by: Stephen Shankland/CNET

Thank you, fog

San Francisco’s typical fog didn’t obscure the eclipse, and some would say it enhanced the view. CNET editor Wayne Cunningham took this photo from CNET’s office window with an iPhone 6S, shooting through a dark strip of exposed film.

Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Room with a view

Another example of the San Francisco fog not ruining the view. CNET editor Patrick Holland shot this image through his window at home.

Photo by: Patrick Holland/CNET

Googling the eclipse

CNET’s Claudia Cruz joined Google employees to get an eye full of the eclipse. 

Photo by: Claudia Cruz/CNET

Getting creative

A Google employee improvises eclipse glasses using a cereal box with aluminum foil and a little hole. 

Photo by: Claudia Cruz/CNET

Handy colander

Michelle Baysan posted this shot on Twitter in response to the San Francisco Exploratorium’s call for shots from eclipse watchers who used household pinhole viewers like this colander. 

Photo by: Michelle Baysan/Twitter

Sidewalk view

The eclipse as viewed through nature’s pinhole camera by CNET new editor Steve Musil on a sidewalk in Pleasanton, Calif. 

Photo by: Steve Musil/CNET

Another view from Weiser, Idaho, courtesy of CNET’s Stephen Shankland. Traffic getting into Weiser wasn’t problem, he says. Getting out is another story. 

Photo by: Stephen Shankland/CNET

Beautiful haze

A shot taken in Mountain View, California, by CNET’s Claudia Cruz. 

Photo by: Claudia Cruz/CNET

Eclipse chaser chilling

CNET editor Anne Dujmovic, who lives in Portland, Oregon, headed to the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon, take in the rare solar eclipse. Here, another woman awaits its arrival. 

Photo by: Anne Dujmovic/CNET

Catching the corona

The solar eclipse corona, shot in Weiser, Idaho, by CNET’s Stephen Shankland. 

Photo by: Stephen Shankland/CNET

A stunning view

Pro photographers and amateurs alike had a big day on Monday. Here’s NASA’s take on the sun as it rises behind Jack Mountain in Washington’s Northern Cascades National Park ahead of the solar eclipse.

Photo by: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The International Space Station, with its distinctive solar arrays, is the larger spec near the curve of the moon’s shadow in this NASA shot. The other specs are sun spots. 

Photo by: NASA

California dreaming

Laura Cucullu, a CNET senior editor, wasn’t expecting to see the eclipse from the Bay Area, given San Francisco’s notorious resident “Karl the Fog,” so she was pleasantly surprised when she hit the office and saw co-workers gathered around a window passing around glasses. She snapped this shot with her phone at 10:19 a.m. PT, just about peak time in the area, which experienced roughly 75 percent totality. 

Photo by: Laura Cucullu/CNET

Eclipse blues

CNET’s Jason Parker wasn’t so lucky. Here’s his shot from the top of the foggy hills in Oakland, California, east of San Francisco.  


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