SOLAR ECLIPSE: Great views from around the country

By Anthony Leone and Drew O'Brien, Digital Team Coverage
Last Updated: Monday, August 21, 2017, 3:59 PM EDT

For about 30 minutes on Monday afternoon, the sky got a little darker and the temperatures dipped slightly across the Tampa/St. Pete area.

Shadows painted the ground as the area was treated to a rare celestial treat: a total solar eclipse.

The 70-mile-wide path of totality — where many experienced night for a short period of time — entered the country in Oregon and crossed 12 states before leaving in South Carolina.

In the Tampa area, many experienced a partial solar eclipse, about an 82 percent eclipse. 

News crew in South Carolina

We have a crew in Newberry, South Carolina to cover the solar eclipse. Newberry is in the 70-mile-wide path of totality. Tony Rojek, the chief photographer for News 13, gives you a look as to what gear he has set up for today's event. Check it out: