Totality has ended.
The first glimpses of the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States from coast to coast in 99 years began in Oregon, with totality just after 1 p.m. ET. What started as a tiny crescent of the moon’s shadow turned into a perfectly beautiful eclipse in city after city. It ended in South Carolina about 3 p.m. ET.
During totality in many cities, it looked like nighttime outside, with stars appearing in the sky and the temperature dropping.
A partial solar eclipse will be visible until just after 4 p.m. in the Southeast.
NASA — which is all about the eclipse today — is having a bit of fun with it, tweeting a joke about the moon blocking the sun — on social media.
“HA HA HA I’ve blocked the Sun! Make way for the Moon,” said the official NASA Moon account, which blocked the NASA Sun’s account.
Along with the moon and some sunspots, the International Space Station made a cameo in front of the sun. If you look very closely, you can see it.