03/20/2015 11:01 EDT | Updated 03/20/2015 11:59 EDT

Solar Eclipse Photos: If You Missed It, Here Are The Coolest Shots From Around The World

It was a once-in-a-decade event, and a lot of people in the world weren't able to see it firsthand.

In case you've been hibernating, in the wee hours of the morning (Eastern Time), there was a solar eclipse.

The best views went to people in Europe, parts of Africa and Asia. High-latitude countries like Greenland and Iceland were able to see the total eclipse.

But hey, so what if we couldn't see it in Canada? We've gathered some of the best photos from around the world for your perusing pleasure. The best part is you can't possibly damage your eyesight, and can stare directly into the sun. Enjoy!

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