“The Sun looks like it has a bite taken out of it!” said one enthusiastic viewer of the partial solar eclipse on October 23. Although I only had my paper plate pinhole projector that I shared with a crowd of folks (you can see an image of it near the bottom of the images here), the funny-looking Sun projected onto the plate definitely looked like a cookie with bite out of it or a clipped fingernail. But thankfully, as the Moon moved in front of the Sun today, legions of astrophotographers were out to take fantastic images of the eclipse. And the gigantic sunspot named AR 2192 made a cameo appearance as well. Enjoy the gallery below!

Thanks to everyone who uploaded images to Flickr or shared their images on Twitter.

SEE: Best October 2014 Eclipse Images

The partial solar eclipse of October 23, 2014, with a giant sunspot visible. Credit and copyright: Derek Mellott
An artistic view of the Partial Solar Eclipse, October 23, 2014. Credit and copyright: A Nartist
The setting Sun, shadowed by the Moon and spotted with intense magnetic activity on October 23, 2014. Credit and copyright: Tavi Greiner.
Eclipse on October 23, 2104. Image credit: Seth Shostak of SETI
The partial solar eclipse as viewed through a paper plate pinhole projector. Credit, copyright and pinhole: Nancy Atkinson.
Solar eclipse over the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado. A syzygy, with the Earth and Moon simultaneously transiting the Sun. Credit and copyright: Alex Parker.
Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014, at 280mm. Credit and copyright: Forrest Tanaka.
The solar eclipse on October 23, 2014, showing the Sun dotted by sunspots and airplane contrails. Credit and copyright: Greg Hogan.
A partial solar eclipse is visable just before sunset Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Arlington, VA. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Eclipse . Image credit: Chris Calubaquib follow him on Twitter at @ChrisAstro


Hat tip to Universe Today for this awesome collection.

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