The first total solar eclipse to pass over the United States in 99 years provided a partial eclipse to onlookers across Orange County.

The eclipse provided a crescent view of the sun in the late morning for people at the Santa Ana Civic Center. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the country experienced more than two minutes of darkness, according to NASA.

A partial solar eclipse shines over Orange County on Monday morning, August 21, 2017. JEFF ANTENORE, Voice of OC Contributing Photographer
A partial solar eclipse shines over Orange County on Monday morning, August 21, 2017. JEFF ANTENORE, Voice of OC Contributing Photographer
People use a pinhole viewer to check out the partial solar eclipse outside the Courthouse at the Santa Ana Civic Center on Monday, August 21, 2017. JEFF ANTENORE, Voice of OC Contributing Photographer
Santa Ana city employees take a break to watch the solar eclipse outside of City Hall on Monday, August 21, 2017. JEFF ANTENORE, Voice of OC Contributing Photographer

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