Partial solar eclipse peeks through clouds in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

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The event began at approximately 1:30 p.m., reached its maximum eclipse at 2:58 p.m., and ended at 4:17 p.m. when the moon left the edge of the sun. At its maximum, about 66 per cent of the sun was covered when the moon passed in front of it, casting a shadow on Earth – causing the skies to turn dark well before sunset.

The phenomenon was seen across North America, and British Columbia was one of the best locations to view the event.

If you missed this partial solar eclipse, a more spectacular total solar eclipse will be visible from B.C. on August 21, 2017.

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Feature Image: Alexis Birkill Photography

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