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Photos and video: Solar Eclipse 2017

Staff watch the eclipse
With safety glasses on, staff relax on the Drillfield on Monday afternoon.

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and the larger Southwest Virginia region fell within the 90-percent range for the total solar eclipse that occurred on Aug. 21, 2017. The Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosted an eclipse party at the Holtzman Alumni Center. The Drillfield also provided an ideal spot to watch the event.

Photos and videos by Logan Wallace and Ray Meese

Crescent shape shadow
Crescent-shape shadows appeared through the trees.
Watching the eclipse
Watching the eclipse
Watching the eclipse
Watching the eclipse
Watching the eclipse
Watching the eclipse
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands watches the eclipse in front of Burruss Hall. (Photo by Tracy Vosburgh)