The eclipse is one scientific event everyone can participate in. CNET employees were all eyes on Monday, whether wearing solar glasses, using handmade pinhole viewers or just watching the rare event on live streams or apps. CNET en Español reporter Claudia Cruz chose Google's Mountain View, California, campus as her viewing spot.
First published Aug. 21, 12:26 p.m. PT. Update, Aug. 22 at 7:46 a.m. PT.
San Francisco's seasonal fog didn't obscure the eclipse, and some would say it enhanced the view. CNET editor Wayne Cunningham took this photo from CNET's office window with an iPhone 6S, shooting through a dark strip of exposed film.
After looking at the eclipse through the window of CNET's San Francisco office, Audience Development Manager Tania González headed outside in search of a good spot to glimpse the eclipse without any buildings blocking her view. She took this photo with a Samsung Galaxy S8, adjusting the brightness to capture the sun hiding behind the moon on a foggy morning.
Nick Hide, CNET's global copy chief, joined a crowd gathered around the pond in Madison Square Park to catch the view. "It felt like the whole city was out on the streets, even though you could barely notice any difference in the light," he says.
Laura Cucullu, a CNET senior editor, wasn't expecting to see the eclipse from the Bay Area, given San Francisco's notorious resident "Karl the Fog," so she was pleasantly surprised when she hit the office and saw co-workers gathered around a window passing around glasses. She snapped this shot with her phone at 10:19 a.m. Pacific, just about peak time in the area, which experienced roughly 75 percent totality.