They came, they saw, they took photos: Vancouver's big sun-block party
How Vancouverites came together to watch the eclipse
Hundreds of people gathered outside their offices across downtown Vancouver to watch the partial eclipse.
Robson Square for Solar Eclipse 2017 <a href="https://t.co/fsE8zK4ooE">pic.twitter.com/fsE8zK4ooE</a>—@HenryKosch
There is a sea of people as far as eye can see here at UBC <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SolarEclispe2017?src=hash">#SolarEclispe2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/CTCBuILnL7">pic.twitter.com/CTCBuILnL7</a>—@FarrahMerali
For many it was the first time.
Much of the downtown core took on a block party feeling, as people gathered and shared their glasses and viewing boxes.
Total <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eclipse2017?src=hash">#eclipse2017</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCVancouver">@CBCVancouver</a> ! Viewing party with music from the Musical Nooner <a href="https://t.co/FuUvS5vfSZ">pic.twitter.com/FuUvS5vfSZ</a>—@image_dj
Some found inventive ways to watch the eclipse.
Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/TransLink">@TransLink</a> for not cleaning your bus shelter roof! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eclispe2017?src=hash">#eclispe2017</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eclipse?src=hash">#Eclipse</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SolarEclipse2017?src=hash">#SolarEclipse2017</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthVan?src=hash">#NorthVan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LynnValley?src=hash">#LynnValley</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sun?src=hash">#sun</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/moon?src=hash">#moon</a> <a href="https://t.co/nKa6udi4ZW">pic.twitter.com/nKa6udi4ZW</a>—@mripathology
Others found creative ways to photograph the sun with welder's glass and get a cool new profile pic.
Total eclipse of my heart ❤🌙 <a href="https://t.co/fi4TTTao7a">pic.twitter.com/fi4TTTao7a</a>—@natashafrakes
As the eclipse approached peak, people across British Columbia began to feel the chill.
The view over Victoria for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SolarEclipse2017?src=hash">#SolarEclipse2017</a>. Did you feel the temperature drop? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YYJ?src=hash">#YYJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/f5l9KI2wiH">pic.twitter.com/f5l9KI2wiH</a>—@CityOfVictoria
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash">#Vancouver</a> temp at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yvr?src=hash">#yvr</a> dropped 0.5 degrees during the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eclipse?src=hash">#eclipse</a>!—@JWagstaffe
There was plenty of time to capture the perfect moment in Vancouver, as the transit took over two hours to complete.
Here is what the eclipse looked like sped up from a special CBC camera set up at Science World.
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