Denver solar eclipse photos — yours and ours

A solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite; capitol building; gold dome;
A solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A composite of two images of a solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It was over before you knew it, but the 2017 solar eclipse was still a moving experience. It moved, at least, crowds of people to Civic Center Park and the Capitol steps, including this photographer. Here’s a look at what we saw:

Very cool 🌒#denvereclipse #90% #2017eclipse

A post shared by Jennie (@lonnnghairdontcare) on

Basma (right) and Niama Al Nima gaze up at a solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A composite of two photos of Basma (right) and Niama Al Nima gazing up at a solar eclipse. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Priscilla (right to left), Willa and Sam Gartner gaze up at a solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Priscilla (right to left), Willa and Sam Gartner gaze up at a solar eclipse over the Capitol. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The #eclipse as seen in #denver

A post shared by Zachary Andrews (@zacharymandrews) on

Oscar is ready for the eclipse. (Submitted by reader Matt Smith)
Oscar is ready for the eclipse. (Submitted by reader Matt Smith)

A solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A solar eclipse over the Capitol. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Linnea Hulshof (left) and Shelby Schaefer watch a solar eclipse over the Capitol through home-made pinhole cameras, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Linnea Hulshof (left) and Shelby Schaefer watch a solar eclipse over the Capitol through home-made pinhole cameras. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A solar eclipse over the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A solar eclipse over the Capitol. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s happening. #eclipse #eclipse2017

A post shared by Tony White (@tonywhite_jrn) on

Solar eclipse-shaped shadows beneath the Capitol, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Solar eclipse-shaped shadows beneath the Capitol. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wayne Hua films a solar eclipse over the Capitol through special glasses, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Wayne Hua films a solar eclipse over the Capitol through special glasses. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Daisy and the crescent suns on the patio during the solar eclipse in Denver. #eclipse #crescentsuns #moonshadow

A post shared by cyrusmccrimmon (@cyrusmccrimmon) on

Kickin’ back at the eclipse in Park Hill. (Submitted by reader Anne Parsons)
Kickin’ back at the eclipse in Park Hill. (Submitted by reader Anne Parsons)
A solar eclipse seen reflected in the "cash register building," Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A composite of two images of the solar eclipse seen reflected in the Wells Fargo Center, AKA the “cash register building.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Things are looking up! #iheart303 #denvereclipse #civiccenterpark

A post shared by iheart303 • DENVER + LOVE (@iheart303) on

A solar eclipse over the Capitol and a statue dedicated to the Sand Creek Massacre, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) solar eclipse; capitol hill; denver; colorado; the sun; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A composite images of two images of a solar eclipse over the Capitol and a controversial statue of a soldier, Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kevin Beaty

Author: Kevin Beaty

Kevin Beaty is a media producer with experience in a variety of settings spanning Hollywood film sets to international backpack journalism expeditions. He is on a never-ending quest to meld artful imagery, functional design and intimate storytelling. His biggest struggle in any given moment is whether to shoot stills or video. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @kevinjbeaty.