12 breathtaking Instagram photos of the solar eclipse

After weeks of endless hype, the solar eclipse quickly came and went on Monday, but not before leaving us with some out-of-this-world images.

People from across the United States put on their special glasses and aimed their cameras to the sky to document the mysterious occasion. What came next was a barrage of photos posted to social media. Of the more than 2 million #eclipse Instagram photos, we’re going to look at 12 that best document the captivating phenomenon that stopped every American in their tracks, if only for a few moments. Check them out below.

1) Totality

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2) Peek a boo

3) Umbra from the International Space Station

4) Timelapse

Totality #eclipse

A post shared by Aidan Black (@aidanblack106) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:16pm PDT

5) Shadows of an eclipse

6) Mesmerized

7) The invasion

Just average day hanging out at #centerline of #totality at #eclipse 2017 #nofilter

A post shared by Fannie Allen Design (@fannieallen) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:21pm PDT

8) A view from Earth

9) North Carolina watch party

The #SolarEclipse2017 in #JacksonCountyNC was breathtaking! #NCEclipse #TotalSolarEclipse #Totality @visitnc @nasagoddard

A post shared by Jackson County NC Tourism (@discoverjacksonnc) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:21pm PDT

10) The ring

11) Surrounded by beauty

Teton totality was awesome! #tetontotality #eclipse

A post shared by Ryan (@ryanarreno) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT

12) POTUS goes rogue

#DonaldTrump 😩😂 #SolarEclipse #WSHH

A post shared by WorldStar Hip Hop // WSHH (@worldstar) on

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