10/24/2014 02:16 EDT | Updated 10/24/2014 02:59 EDT

Solar Eclipse Photos: How The Phenomenon Looked In Canada

When the sky goes dark in any movie, a sense of dread falls over the audience. But when the sky goes dark in real life, people take out their cameras and snap some incredible pictures.

With yesterday's partial solar eclipse happening across North America (though just hitting the east coast at sunset), people were ready with their industrial-strength sunglasses and cardboard holes to observe and marvel at the phenomenon. Though not rare — the last one occurred on April 29 this year — it still makes an impression when the sun becomes covered by the moon.

Although the real show was in the Arctic, where up to 80 per cent of the sun was blocked, according to, some west coast Canadians managed to get pretty astonishing shots.

Check them out here, and send any pictures you want to add to

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