Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States.
The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended around 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time on the Atlantic coast. Fourteen states -- Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina -- were in the path of totality, where the sun was completely obscured by the moon, resulting in complete darkness.
Athletes and teams across all sports shared images and videos of their eclipse experience.
We just soaked up so much eclipse power— Beau Allen (@Beau_Allen) August 21, 2017
Where's the solar eclipse watch party? 👓— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 21, 2017
Eclipse Watch ... on the full-service video board at Progressive Field. pic.twitter.com/eFc4eOv5yJ— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) August 21, 2017
White Sox players are out to check out the eclipse. pic.twitter.com/gG1SRKqFEz— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) August 21, 2017
The next solar eclipse visible in the United States will occur April 8, 2024, according to NASA. Athletes, start getting your phones ready.
-- Alex Tekip