Gallery: What the eclipse looked like in Alexandria

Gallery: What the eclipse looked like in Alexandria
The eclipse over Old Town Alexandria on Monday afternoon (Photo Credit: Jeff McQuilkin)

Alexandrians took a break from their schedules on Monday afternoon to view the solar eclipse.

The D.C. metro area experienced about 80 percent coverage at the eclipse’s peak at 2:42 p.m. on Monday. The eclipse began at around 1:17 p.m. and lasted until 4:01 p.m.

Several city residents submitted photos of how they took part in the first total solar eclipse that made landfall in the U.S. since 1970. See the highlights from Alexandria’s eclipse viewing by clicking through the gallery below. 

Eclipse 2017

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The team at TSALT boutique in Old Town took a break to check out the eclipse. Pictured from L-R: Sarah Felton Eley, Charlene Sinkin, Margaret Hughes, Larissa Ottens and Rebecca Danenberg (Courtesy Photo)