In Motion: Solar Eclipse 2017

Astrological phenomenon brings out viewers in Washington, D.C.

Photography by William Atkins.
Photography by William Atkins.
August 22, 2017

George Washington University community members turned out in droves to watch the partial solar eclipse over Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon. Although out of the "path of totality," watchers in D.C. could see the moon shadow about 81 percent of the sun at the eclipse's peak. From the rooftop of the Elliott School of International Affairs, GW photographer William Atkins captured the rare event as it happened.


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