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Solar eclipse: Photos of the rare celestial event

It was a solar eclipse of the heart for many across the United States on Monday as parts of the country witnessed the moon pass across the sun.

New York City residents were only treated to a partial eclipse, with about 70 percent of the sun blocked by the moon, but a large swath of the country -- from Oregon to South Carolina -- experienced a total eclipse for the first time since 1918.

Whether you only caught the city's partial eclipse or were stuck inside and missed all the action, don't worry, we've got you covered.

Clouds gather during a partial solar eclipse over
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Clouds gather during a partial solar eclipse over the Statue of Liberty on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

A total solar eclipse is seen over the
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A total solar eclipse is seen over the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Ga., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

The solar eclipse is seen in Sisters, Ore.,
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The solar eclipse is seen in Sisters, Ore., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

A partial solar eclipse is seen through special
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A partial solar eclipse is seen through special eclipse glasses at The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Miami. While Miami was not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 77 percent of the sun was covered by the moon during the peak time for the area.

The moon begins to orbit in front of
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The moon begins to orbit in front of the sun's path during a solar eclipse in Sisters, Ore., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

A total solar eclipse with the
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A total solar eclipse with the "diamond ring" effect is seen from South Mike Sedar Park on Aug. 21, 2017, in Casper, Wyo.

The International Space Station is seen in silhouette
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The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse, as seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Wash., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

The Baily's beads effect is seen as the
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The Baily's beads effect is seen as the moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, over Madras, Ore.

The solar eclipse is seen over Grand Teton
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The solar eclipse is seen over Grand Teton National Park on Aug. 21, 2017, outside Jackson, Wyo.

A total solar eclipse is seen over Madras,
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A total solar eclipse is seen over Madras, Ore., on Aug. 21, 2017.

The moon is seen passing in front of
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The moon is seen passing in front of the sun's path during a solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Wash.

The moon begins to block the sun during
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The moon begins to block the sun during a solar eclipse in Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Wash., on Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the United States, from Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C.

The moon passes in front of the sun's
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The moon passes in front of the sun's path during a solar eclipse in Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, Wash., on Aug. 21, 2017.

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