FULL DETAILS: Rare total solar eclipse 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017
VIDEO: 7 ways to watch the solar eclipse in the Bay Area
While the Bay Area won't experience the total solar eclipse this month, here are some ways you can still watch.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- An amazing chance to witness a rare celestial event has come and gone. On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people looked up to the sky to see the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in nearly a century.

VIDEO: Watch total solar eclipse in under 2 minutes

A rare celestial event has come and gone. If you missed the total solar eclipse, we have you covered! Watch it in less than two minutes here.

We brought you live coverage on TV and online. Click here for a look at videos, photos, and stories about this rare event.

The eclipse was the first in the Lower 48 states in 38 years.

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ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma couldn't be more excited for the incredible eclipse that's hitting America Monday.

The sun, moon and Earth lines up perfectly on Monday, turning day into night for a few minutes from Oregon to South Carolina. A partial eclipse will extended up through Canada and down to the top of South America.

VIDEO: How will you power down for the eclipse?

On Aug. 21, the sun and the moon will duke it out as California experiences a near total solar eclipse. This will put a major dent into our state's solar energy production. You can help offset the loss just by using those watts more wisely.

The total eclipse on Aug. 21 lasted just 1 1/2 hours as the lunar shadow swept across the country.

VIDEO: President Trump watches eclipse from the White House

President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House on Monday.

How are you celebrating this rare event? Share your photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by tagging them #abc7now and we may show them online or on TV!


What makes this eclipse so rare? These facts and figures answer that and more.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.