Despite fog across the Bay Area, people in San Francisco and Oakland flocked to viewing events for a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse visible across the nation since 1979.
At Civic Center, where the city gave away 5,000 eclipse glasses before running out, long lines gathered.
Hundreds of workers gather at Civic Center to view Solar Eclipse in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/rN7BPXogCd— Mohammed Nuru (@MrCleanSF) August 21, 2017
Others took to the Exploratorium and parks around San Francisco:
Tourists and locals watching the evolving 76% eclipse transform in San Francisco's Alamo Square neighborhood. With the glasses I was able to see the crescent 🌙 come to life. #sf_insta #sanfrancisco #sf_visit #alamosquare #unlimitedsanfrancisco #onlyinsf #eclipse2017 #eclipse #sun #clouds #sky #eclipsesolar #eclipsesanfrancisco #travel 🌞🌝🌑🌒🌞🌝⭐🌙☀ "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth". - - - Buddha
In Oakland, crowds gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center and at the main branch of the Oakland Library.
Armed with eclipse glasses and DIY pinhole cameras created with everything from colanders to cereal boxes, sky-watchers managed to capture stunning shots as the moon passed in front of the sun:
And no one let Karl the Fog have the last word in the eclipse, even in some of the foggier areas: