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Solar Eclipse 2017: Best New Orleans photos

Celebrating New Orleans style

While a partial eclipse was visible in New Orleans, the people in the city had a whole lot of fun.

On Monday, August 21, at 1:29 p.m., the moon reached maximum coverage of the sun at 75 percent during the well-anticipated celestial event. The next solar eclipse visible in the United States will occur April 8, 2024.

Several planned and unplanned viewing parties took place throughout the city. Popular hubs, such as Xavier University of Louisiana, University of New Orleans, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art had particularly large crowds.

People all over New Orleans sported special solar eclipse glasses, welding helmets, and homemade devices, to gaze at the sun during this natural phenomenon. In celebration of this rare occurrence, Curbed New Orleans gathered some of the best solar eclipse photos taken across the city.

Do you have any cool images you’d like to share? Feel free to post them in the comments.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Xavier University of Louisiana

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University of New Orleans

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City Park

Audubon Park

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Ace Hotel

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Magazine Street

Bywater