Cloud cover and a timely summer storm passed through Baltimore as folks anticipated a total solar eclipse — or 80 percent of one — that began about 90 minutes earlier on the West Coast.
A quick-moving storm cell passed over Baltimore around 2:30 p.m., bringing some thunder and lightning, and generally obscuring what was anticipated to be about 80 percent of the eclipse.
The area of totality was further south — Baltimore Sun photographers Jerry Jackson (@fotoj) and Karl Ferron (@lightforall) were stationed in places directly under the path of the eclipse. Chase Cook (@ChaseACook) of the Annapolis Capital is with a group of locals who traveled to South Carolina to see it.
Luke Broadwater (@lukebroadwater), meanwhile, was at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, to observe a group of young people watch the event.