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Oct 12, 2023, 9:46 AM | Updated: Oct 15, 2023, 10:01 am

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The solar eclipse could be seen across the West on Saturday. (Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

It was a spectacular site for those able to see it, Saturday morning’s solar eclipse.

In the state of Washington, 75% to 85% of the sun’s surface was obscured by the moon, and if you were able to view it, the sun would have appeared to become a crescent, just like the crescent moon.

In Seattle, the eclipse started at 8:07 a.m. Saturday with 80% maximum obscuration by 9:20 a.m., with the annular eclipse ending at 10:39 a.m.

If there was cloud cover preventing viewing of the eclipse, you likely noticed a significant darkening of the sky as the moon blocked most of the sun’s light.

Contributing: Morgan Palmer, KIRO 7

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