Eclipse 2017

An eclipse spectator enjoys a coffee on an outdoor patio in downtown Vancouver. (David Horemans/CBC)

Hundreds of people gathered outside their offices across downtown Vancouver to watch the partial eclipse.

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.

Some found inventive ways to watch the eclipse.

Others found creative ways to photograph the sun with welder's glass and get a cool new profile pic.

As the eclipse approached peak, people across British Columbia began to feel the chill.

There was plenty of time to capture the perfect moment in Vancouver, as the transit took over two hours to complete.

Eclipse viewer

A man shares his cereal box creation with others in Vancouver trying to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. (David Horemans/CBC)

Eclipse viewer

A woman watches the sun transit the moon's shadow on a homemade cardboard and paper eclipse viewer near False Creek. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

Eclipse through the leaves

The sun shines through leaves during an eclipse in a downtown Vancouver park. (Simon Charland/CBC)

Here is what the eclipse looked like sped up from a special CBC camera set up at Science World.

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