Photos from the 2017 solar eclipse

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Photos from the 2017 solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse Monday August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon.
Rob Kerr | AFP | Getty Images

Thousands of scientists, space enthusiasts and sun worshipers flocked to cities and towns along the path of the total solar eclipse that streaked across the United States.

The eclipse began Monday in the Northwest, starting in Oregon and charting a path of totality through Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina. A partial eclipse could be seen throughout the rest of the U.S.

The following are just some of the highlights of the day.

—CNBC's Adam Jeffery contributed, as did Reuters and Getty.

  • Solar eclipse enthusiasts gather in "Solar Town" near Madras, Oregon.

    Solar eclipse enthusiasts gather in 'Solar Town' near Madras, Oregon.
    Mike Newberg | CNBC
  • Casper, Wyoming's airport saw up to 900 passengers fly in for the eclipse.

    Casper airport had up to 200 aircraft and 900 passengers fly in for the viewing of the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, at Casper Wyoming.
    Gene Blevins | AFP | Getty Images
  • A couple view the first phase of the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park, outside Jackson, Wyoming.

    A couple woman views the solar eclipse in the first phase of a total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming.
    Getty Images
  • Multiple exposures were combined to produce this image of the International Space Station, with a crew of six on board, as it transited the sun at roughly five miles per second during the eclipse. 

    Multiple exposures were combined to produce this image.) In this NASA handout, acomposite image, made from seven frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.
    Joel Kowsky | NASA | Getty Images
  • People watched the eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest. 

    People watch the total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell August 21, 2017.
    Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images
  • The full eclipse revealed the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere, which is not normally visible, over Grand Teton. 

    The sun is in full eclipse over Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming.
    Getty Images
  • NASA students in Casper prepare to launch one of 50 high-altitude balloons. 

    NASA students prepare to launch one of 50 high-altitude balloons on August 21, 2017, in Casper, Wyoming.
    Gene Blevins | AFP | Getty Images
  • A composite image of the total solar eclipse as seen from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience in Madras.

    A composite image of the total solar eclipse seen from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon.
    Stan Honda | AFP | Getty Images
  • Sisters Sadie and Samantha Jeffery enjoyed the cosmic spectacle from Central Park in New York. 

    Sisters, Sadie (l) and Samantha Jeffery (r) enjoy the cosmic spectacle from Central Park in New York on Aug. 21st, 2017.
    Photo: Kerri Hierl
  • The umbra, the moon's shadow, over the United States from space could be seen from the International Space Station.

    The umbra, the moon's shadow, over the United States from space is seen from the International Space Station from outer space.
    Source: International Space Station
  • The solar eclipse, as it appeared behind the Statue of Liberty in New York.

    The solar eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island on August 21, 2017 in New York City.
    Noam Galai | WireImage | Getty Images
  • President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, looks toward the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House.

    President Donald Trump, pictured here with First Lady Melania Trump, look ups at the partial solar eclipse while standing on the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC.
    Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images
  • Madison the dog watched the solar eclipse in Nashville.

    Madison the dog watches the solar eclipse in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., August 21, 2017.
    Harrison McClary | Reuters