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August 23, 2017

Great American Solar Eclipse (Image 5)

An interesting effect of the Great American Solar Eclipse, which took place Aug. 21, 2017, was that shadows from everyday objects like the leaves on a tree became crescent-shaped. This picture was taken in front of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Find out more about the solar eclipse in NSF's Solar Science Special Report. (Date image taken: Aug. 21, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 12, 2017) [Image 5 of 13 related images.]

Credit: Rob Margetta, NSF

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