Solar eclipse captivates sports world

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.


There's nothing I can say, total eclipse of the sun. #eclipse2017 #eclipseglasses #80%inGB #

A post shared by Aaron Rodgers (@aaronrodgers12) on

Mannn yall trippin , where the eclipse at? Me n @bradwing9 can't find it no where!😂

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College football




Who is ready for the eclipse folks.... ??? Playing @audemarspiguet golf outing at Hamilton Farms. 👍🏻😎🌘

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#SolarEclipse squad. 😎 (via @justinprose99)

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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