Solar Eclipse 2017 Seattle, Washington: Time of Day, Photos & Recap

Seattle During the Eclipse 2017Well, iPhone's pain in the ass autofocus eliminated the light change during the eclipse. You'll have to take my word for it that the city got a little darker. But alas, since we are outside of the path of totality (92%), we weren't plunged into darkness.2017-08-21T17:51:38.000Z

The bad news is the solar eclipse has already happened in Seattle. According to The Seattle Times, the eclipse began at 9:08 a.m. Pacific, peaked at 10:21 a.m. and ended at 11:39 a.m. The good news is Heavy is here to provide a recap, and photos from viewers across the Pacific Northwest.

The above time lapse video shows Seattle getting a little darker during the eclipse, just as the photos below show from all across the city.

The next major solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024. Today’s eclipse marked the first visible total eclipse since 1979. Popular Mechanics Matt Blitz explained why the solar eclipse could have a positive impact on scientific research:

The ‘Great American Eclipse’ is more than just your average eclipse, it could set off a golden era of solar research. While the work done will hopefully lead to answers, it will also likely prompt even more questions about the giant yellow ball in the sky. With five more total solar eclipses cutting across the continent over the next four decades, there will be plenty more source material for the astronomers of tomorrow to study.

Were you in Seattle for the solar eclipse? Share your experience in the comments section. Here’s a look at a live feed of NASA’s solar eclipse coverage:

If you are a 12, you might be interested in these photos of Seahawks coaches and players watching the eclipse:

The Mariners posted this photo of Safeco Field during the eclipse:

Some viewers were disappointed with the darkness, or lack there of, in the Emerald City. Oregon was more in the eclipse’s path of totality. At the very least, hopefully you enjoyed the solar eclipse experience with friends. Here’s a look at some of the best photos all around Seattle: