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Scenes From A Foggy Solar Eclipse In San Francisco & Oakland

Scenes From A Foggy Solar Eclipse In San Francisco & Oakland

The eclipse over Union Square. | Photo: Roger Keeton/Twitter

By Fiona Lee - Published on August 21, 2017.

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.

Photo: Dan DeWitt

Others took to the Exploratorium and parks around San Francisco:

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Photo: Project Frog/Twitter

In Oakland, crowds gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center and at the main branch of the Oakland Library.Β 

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:

The eclipse viewed outside Weaver Coffee at Noe and Market. |Β Photo: Daniel Levy/Hoodline Tipline
The eclipse as viewed in Lower Haight. | Photo: Farzad Fatollahi-Fard/Hoodline Tipline

And no one let Karl the Fog have the last word in the eclipse, even in some of the foggier areas: