Solar Eclipse
Photo via Facebook. Credit: Raposo Design & Photography

In case you missed it, there was a solar eclipse today and people were hyped.

Thousands of Victorians gathered atop Mt. Douglas, Mt Tolmie, and at the University of Victoria’s Astronomy Department to catch a glimpse of the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

Watch: Live video of the Solar Eclipse from Tulista Park

The result didn’t disappoint. With the help of iPhone cameras, pinhole contraptions, and specialized glasses, people all over the city were able to experience the 90 per cent eclipse Victoria was promised.

And not only that, they took pictures!

The use of filters, inventive techniques, and a whole lot of patience led Victoria’s Instagram and photography communities to produce some amazing work.

Here’s a selection of some of the day’s best shots!

PHOTOS:

Dog Gone Days of summer and a Solar Eclipse from the heights of Mount Douglas

Posted by Gary Quinn on Monday, August 21, 2017

…and so it begins

Posted by Richard Letourneau on Monday, August 21, 2017

It's happening!! ☀️ 🌙

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. . . . take the day and leave us the moon xx

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Pretty much max eclipse for this area. ☀️ 🌙

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On top of Mt. Doug…wow that was cool!

Posted by James Younger on Monday, August 21, 2017

People have been asking me for weeks if I was going to shoot the eclipse and I've been saying probably not, until I decided last night that I didn't want to miss out. The last time we had a total eclipse was in 2015 with totality in Svalbard. Randomly and unplanned, I happened to be in Iceland at the time which saw about a 99% eclipse, which I caught on my last morning there from Reykjavik. Here's my shot from this morning in Victoria, BC with an 85-90% eclipse. Our World is truly incredible and beautiful. I hope you had a chance to see it too! Canvas and Prints http://www.DaveVanPhotography.com https://medium.com/@davevanphotography FB.com/DaveVanPhotography Plan and book your upcoming travel [email protected] // bit.ly/2doVwh4

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here is an eclipse shot I got from my backyard… it was a back to back shot one with UV filter and one without.by Raposo Desing & Photography

Posted by Mike Raposo on Monday, August 21, 2017

more eclipse from Mt.Doug…cheers

Posted by James Younger on Monday, August 21, 2017

#eclipse in #yyj using a cheapo telescope

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#eclipse #yyj

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90% coverage #eclipse2017 #yyj

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VIDEO:

Shadows in the graveyard.

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Happy I managed to even capture a time-lapse of this eclipse with my homemade solar filter!

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