Solar eclipse photos: See pictures of celestial event from around US

The total eclipse crossed the U.S. from Texas to Maine on April 8.

ByABC NEWS
April 8, 2024, 1:57 PM

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, plunging millions in parts of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada into darkness for up to four minutes and 27 seconds.

A total solar eclipse is a rare celestial event that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and, for a short time, completely blocks the face of the sun, according to NASA.

PHOTO: A partial solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
A partial solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
Henry Romero/Reuters
PHOTO: The moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse in Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
The moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse in Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: People use special protective glasses to observe a total solar eclipse in Mazatlan, Mexico April 8, 2024.
People use special protective glasses to observe a total solar eclipse in Mazatlan, Mexico April 8, 2024.
Henry Romero/Reuters
PHOTO: The moon begins to eclipse the sun on April 8, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The moon begins to eclipse the sun on April 8, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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PHOTO: A total solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
A total solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: A solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
A solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: A partial solar eclipse is seen in  Liberty Island, NY on April 8, 2024.
A partial solar eclipse is seen in Liberty Island, NY on April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: A total solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
A total solar eclipse is seen from Mazatlan, Mexico, April 8, 2024.
Henry Romero/Reuters
PHOTO: Early stages of a total solar eclipse shows the moon crossing in front of the sun in Bloomington, Ind., on April 8, 2024.
Early stages of a total solar eclipse shows the moon crossing in front of the sun in Bloomington, Ind., on April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: Melissa, left, and Michael Richards watch through solar goggles as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Wooster, Ohio, April 8, 2024.
Melissa, left, and Michael Richards watch through solar goggles as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Wooster, Ohio, April 8, 2024.
Erin Hooley/AP
PHOTO: The moon blots out the sun, during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Carbondale, Illinois, April 8, 2024.
The moon blots out the sun, during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Carbondale, Illinois, April 8, 2024.
Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters
PHOTO: Lily and Clara Nandi watch the eclipse at almost full totality in Hastings on Hudson, NY April 8, 2024.
Lily and Clara Nandi watch the eclipse at almost full totality in Hastings on Hudson, NY April 8, 2024.
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PHOTO: People assemble to view a total solar eclipse, where the moon will blot out the sun, at Niagara Falls, New York, April 8, 2024.
People assemble to view a total solar eclipse, where the moon will blot out the sun, at Niagara Falls, New York, April 8, 2024.
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters
PHOTO: A partial eclipse shines through the Statue of Liberty, New York, April 8, 2024.
A partial eclipse shines through the Statue of Liberty, New York, April 8, 2024.
Gary Hershorn/ABC News
PHOTO: The moon crosses in front of the sun during the Great North American Eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Colebrook, New Hampshire.
The moon crosses in front of the sun during the Great North American Eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Colebrook, New Hampshire.
Scott Eisen/Getty Images
PHOTO: The Statue of Freedom on top of the U.S. Capitol stands as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Capitol Hill, April 8, 2024, in Washington.
The Statue of Freedom on top of the U.S. Capitol stands as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Capitol Hill, April 8, 2024, in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP
PHOTO: The moon covers most of the the sun as it approaches the total solar eclipse, as seen from the summit of Saddleback Mountain, April 8, 2024, near Rangeley, Maine.
The moon covers most of the the sun as it approaches the total solar eclipse, as seen from the summit of Saddleback Mountain, April 8, 2024, near Rangeley, Maine.
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