GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of Earth's greatest phenomena occurred early Thursday morning. A partial solar eclipse illuminated the skies across Michigan, occurring as the moon passed directly between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun's rays.
Avid photographer Bill Beatty out of Muskegon was one of the first to capture a photo of the event along the Lake Michigan shore.
A similar photo was captured by photographer Ron Topping.
Muskegon wasn't the only spot with great viewing conditions. WXZY photojournalist Mike Krotche waited all morning long for the perfect shot.
The Mighty Mackinac Bridge stole the show. An incredible photographer tweeted a jaw-dropping photo that is now available for purchase on his website. From the looks of the photo, it would be worth every penny.
Even Chief Meteorologist George Lessons couldn't miss out on this rare event. He and his wife got an early start to their morning to check out the partial solar eclipse near Reeds Lake.
This photo was sent in from Derek Drudy out of Grant, Michigan.
Another beautiful photo sent from Muskegon. Taken by Keven Rangel.
Further inland, Marc Daneman snapped this photo of the partial eclipse in Forest Hills, MI.
Were you able to capture of picture of this astronomical event?
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