Here Are 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos From Instagram, Twitter and the Web

August 2017 eclipse map
NASA has some tips for people who plan on observing the total or partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. (Image credit: NASA)

See the first photos of the Great American Solar Eclipse and its crowds on Aug. 21 here as they come in from Twitter, Instagram and around the web. See live video on and click here for complete eclipse coverage. Scroll down for the latest photos!

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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.