Solar eclipse thrills viewers, darkens sun in South Sound
The long-awaited solar eclipse swept through the Pacific Northwest on Monday morning.
A partial eclipse began in the Sound Sound around 9:10 a.m. and lasted until about 11:40 a.m. Those in the path of totality in Oregon saw a full eclipse. Totality started around 10:16 a.m. in Newport, Oregon.
If you can’t watch the eclipse nationwide, it can be livestreamed here, courtesy of NASA: https://goo.gl/aDCJz2
Here are some updates from the South Sound and Oregon from eclipse day.
Dramatic time lapse footage of the eclipse from around the region is rolling in. Just don’t watch it while driving back from your eclipse-viewing spot.
Watch skies go dark around the state Capitol in Olympia here:
The eclipse is fading from our sights, and hopefully isn’t burned into anyone’s retinas. If you did look at the eclipse without eye protection, here’s a handy guide to finding out if you have eye damage: https://goo.gl/CG6aX4
At Pierce College in Lakewood, the grandchildren of Lakewood resident Marsha White-Wofford weren’t excited at first to wake up early for the eclipse. But White-Wofford said they will be happy they did it.
“Years down the road, you can say: 'remember when g-ma made us get up early?’ ” she said. “They'll appreciate it down the road."
One cool effect of the eclipse has been crescent-shaped shadows.
Tacomans got only a partial eclipse. The News Tribune photographer Joshua Bessex caught the event from Stadium High School.
And just like that, totality is over for some in Oregon.
NASA has a video of the first glimpses of totality, for those that missed it.
Totality has begun. Reporters and others in the Pacific Northwest say the dimmer skies have brought colder temperatures, too.
At The News Tribune’s building, the parking lot lights came on as they do at dusk.
While those in Washington state didn’t see a total eclipse, people in Oregon got the full experience.
It’s still light out in the beginning stages of the eclipse. People watching the rare event are being treated to a sunny day.
The eclipse has started on the West Coast.
Remember to wear eye protection when viewing, or even taking photographs, of the eclipse.
Officials with the state Department of Transportation say you shouldn’t park or stop on highways to watch the eclipse.
Staff reporter Alexis Krell contributed to this report.