Thousands of people across southern B.C. gathered outside on Monday to watch one of the best showings of the solar eclipse in the country.

The eclipse started at approximately 9:10 a.m. PT and peaked at 10:37 a.m. PT when about 86 per cent of the sun was obscured by the moon's shadow.

By 11:20 a.m., the moon had passed through and it was all over on the West Coast.

If you missed the full two hour experience, you can watch the sped up version in the in video above.

CBC's cameras were stationed outside Science World near downtown Vancouver for the entire duration. Our operators darkened the lenses using multiple filters and gels to capture the celestial phenomenon.

Line-up to see the eclipse

A line-up of enthusiasts formed by CBC's camera because people could see the eclipse without eye protection through the digital lens. (Denis Grenier/CBC)

Eclipse camera

That face when your camera operator (also known as Richard Grundy) tries to take a bite out of the eclipse. (Denis Grenier/CBC)