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This is what the solar eclipse looked like in Miami.

You might have noticed a little something happen at 2:58 p.m. today โ€“ a solar eclipse, the first in the U.S. in 38 years. For a couple minutes, the blazing afternoon summer sun briefly became bearable as the moon came between the sun and the earth.

A mostly eclipsed heart #eclipse2017

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At the peak of the solar eclipse in South Florida, 80 percent of the sun was covered, and at least that percentage of Miamians were taking selfies with eclipse glasses on.

Miami Herald reporter Lance Dixon, caught in the act (Courtesy of Lance Dixon)

This is what it looked like.

Amazing, I love you Nature ๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ˜

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My submission to #Eclipse2017 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ #eclipse #partialeclipse #bodyascamera #pinhole

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Trying to get that perfect shot from the Frost Museum of Science observation deck (Credit: Ariel Zirulnick / The New Tropic)

 

Rachel Bleemer got this dope shot from the top of the Freedom Tower. (Courtesy of Rachel Bleemer)

The kiddies loved it.

The #solareclipse2017 @learn01 VR crew

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So did the adults.

Community bonding through scientific phenomena?! #solareclipse

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Made it just in time for #solareclipse2017 ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ’

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Father-daughter bonding on the observation deck of Frost Museum of Science (Credit: Ariel Zirulnick / The New Tropic)

If you never looked down, you missed out. The eclipse made all kinds of crazy shadow patterns, too.

Don't forget to look down too. Small shadows will create pinhole effects. SCIENCE!

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If you missed it, it’s OK โ€“ you only have to wait until 2024 for the next one in the U.S.ย At least you were not this guy, burning your retinas.