Partial eclipse is a dream for space photographers

Story highlights

  • Thursday's partial eclipse reached its peak at 5:45 p.m. ET
  • People in the Central Time zone got the best view, NASA says
  • NASA: Protect your eyes with special filters or indirect methods when viewing any eclipse
  • Did you catch the eclipse? Share your best photos with CNN iReport
If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.
Thursday's partial solar eclipse was no exception.
The eclipse reached its height at 5:45 p.m. ET, NASA said, meaning the eastern half of the country should have gotten a view before the backdrop of golden twilight hues. People living in the Central Time Zone had the best view.
As the moon clipped the sun, it appeared like a fingernail. Or, according to iReporter and independent journalist Georgianne Nienaber, like an iconic arcade game character. "The moon took a little chunk out of the sun, like Pac-Man," she said. Neinaber spent her evening in Sanibel Island, Florida, getting the perfect shot of the eclipse.