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After much hysteria, inflated prices for solar glasses, booked out hotels, traffic predictions, ‘eclipse 2017’ tees, skepticism at the safety of viewing, and of course the retail marketing e-mails with subject lines “A Total Eclipse of a Sale!” and “Shop now before this deal is eclipsed!”, America did nothing short of almost ruining this event.

However, it’s comforting to know that even all that is nothing in front of what’s above us. These photographs are worth looking at—they restore all the calm and awe.