PHOTOS: Glasses on for eclipse mania!

Eclipse mania captivated the D.C. area and the U.S. as the nation went outside in broad daylight, put on their glasses and looked up at the sky and watched the sun go from a bright round ball, to a glowing crescent, and for those in the path of totality, an incandescent ring.

See photos of the rare and dazzling celestial event.

The moon covers the sun during a total solar eclipse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Solar prominences are seen during a total solar eclipse in Dallas, Texas on Monday, April 8, 2024. (Keegan Barber/NASA via AP)
The large video screen over Progressive Field displays the total solar eclipse in Cleveland, Monday, April 8, 2024, before the Cleveland Guardians home opener baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
WTOP's Dave Dildine reports from an area of Maine that's in the path of totality
WTOP's Sandy Kozel journeys to Ohio to be in the path of totality during the solar eclipse
People watch as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Eagle Pass, Texas, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
WTOP Space Reporter Greg Redfern joins from Texas

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