Eclipse dominates social media

Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA

The moon is seen passing in front of the sun from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington.

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

It is also the first eclipse of the social media era to pass through such a heavily populated area, so experts expect record traffic on sites and networks as people post and share photos, selfies and impressions.

Here's a real-time sample of a slide of what's going out on Twitter and Instagram.


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