Lot’s of individuals and local businesses spent Monday checking out the solar eclipse. Here’s some of our favorite Instagram posts from throughout the day.
While partial solar eclipses often occur up to two times per year, Monday’s event offers a once in a lifetime experience for viewers in the United States because a large swath of the country will experience a complete blotting out of the sun by the moon.
On Monday, Aug. 21 the moon will block out the sun creating a total solar eclipse in parts of the United States. While Grand Rapids viewers will only see a partial solar eclipse due to the city’s geographic placement, the view is still supposed to be spectacular.