Solar eclipses through the ages
While the August 21 solar eclipse has been remarked as the first total solar eclipse in nearly a century that will sweep the US, the moon had left millions awe-struck by casting its shadow on the planet earth through the ages.
Eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building on Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
US President Herbert Hoover looks at the solar eclipse from his office, Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
Steve Spalding of Chattanooga, Tenn., squints through the viewfinder of a movie camera to record the solar eclipse in Valdosta, Ga., March 7, 1970. (Photo: AP)
Goldendale, Wash., Feb. 26, 1979 (Photo: AP)
The shadow of the moon can be seen darkening part of Earth, taken from the Mir space station in 1999. (Photo: NASA)