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Watching solar eclipse over Burbank

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Large crowd showed up for the solar eclipse viewing party at George Izay Park 1111 West Olive Avenue Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Large crowd showed up for the solar eclipse viewing party at George Izay Park 1111 West Olive Avenue Burbank August 21, 2017

A bigger crowd than expected showed up at field #1 at George Izay Park to watch the historic solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Hosted by the Joslyn Adult Center, the supply of eclipse viewing glasses went fast. Burbank City Council Member, Sharon Springer, was seen mingling in the gathering and offering to share her glasses.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Council Member Sharon Springer chatted with eclipse watchers at George Izay Park Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Council Member Sharon Springer chatted with eclipse watchers at George Izay Park Burbank August 21, 2017

The eclipse viewing party began at 9 a.m. and from then on most eyes were searching the sky for the celestial spectacular.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Woman looks to the sky for the solar eclipse at George Izay Park in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Woman looks to the sky for the solar eclipse at George Izay Park in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A line formed at a station with a telescope to watch the eclipse at George Izay Park in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — A line formed at a station with a telescope to watch the eclipse at George Izay Park in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Woman takes her turn looking through eclipse glasses at the wonder of nature in the sky Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Woman takes her turn looking through eclipse glasses at the wonder of nature in the sky Burbank August 21, 2017

Young viewers got a kick out the sky show as well.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Two kids watch eclipse through telescope in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Two kids watch eclipse through telescope in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Toddler delighted with what she sees in the sky at George Izay Park Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Toddler delighted with what she sees in the sky at George Izay Park Burbank August 21, 2017

Some residents held their own viewing party in their front yards.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Residents came up with all sorts of inventive ways to view the solar eclipse in Burbank August 21, 2017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Residents came up with all sorts of inventive ways to view the solar eclipse in Burbank August 21, 2017

Many who happened to be at work took a break to watch the eclipse.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Some employees from the Burbank Federal Credit Union watched the solar eclipse together Burbank August 21, 20017

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Some employees from the Burbank Federal Credit Union watched the solar eclipse together Burbank August 21, 20017

One resident observed: “The solar eclipse has brought the country together.” Apparently it did, for a little while.

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