National Nuclear Security Administration

Solar eclipse 2017!

August 22, 2017

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Employees at NNSA headquarters and across the Nuclear Security Enterprise couldn’t resist the call of the sun during the 2017 solar eclipse. Protecting their eyes with eclipse glasses and homemade viewers, people watched the rare and beautiful event from California to South Carolina.

Employees gathered in front of the Department of Energy to watch the 2017 solar eclipse.

Some employees came dressed for the occasion.

A collective groan was let out from the crowd as a cloud made its way into the path of the sun.

Wearing specially made glasses one could safely view the eclipse.

Some made their own eclipse viewers.

This viewer allowed you to see the eclipse on the ground

This camera was equipped with a special lens and filter that allowed for the eclipse to be filmed.

Los Alamos National Laboratory captured this beautiful view of the eclipse through light clouds

Sandia National Laboratories was able to reflect on the once-in-a-lifetime event.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory some also built their own solar eclipse viewers.

Partly cloudy skies didn’t stop workers at the Savannah River Site from enjoying the view.

Y-12 National Security Complex was able to capture the moment of solar eclipse totality.

Employees as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were especially focused on the rare event.

It almost looked like twilight at Idaho National Laboratory.

In the path of almost totality, employees from Kansas City National Security Campus enjoy the eclipse.