Apr 9, 2024 - Culture

In photos: Moonstruck Philly

Person wearing eclipse glasses looking up in a crowd.

On the steps of The Franklin Institute. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.

Hundreds of Philadelphians gathered on the Parkway Monday afternoon to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.

Why it matters: The next total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. won't be until 2044.

A crowd of people wearing eclipse glasses sitting down.
Shakespeare Park, outside the Parkway Central Library. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
A child sits at a table looking at a piece of paper.
Shakespeare Park. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
Three people lying down on the grass.
Aviator Park, outside of The Franklin Institute. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
A family watches the solar eclipse.
Tamika, Kelil and Anayah Sanders Boston watch the eclipse in Shakespeare Park. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
Children sit on the ground eating soft pretzels and holding eclipse glasses.
At the steps of The Franklin Institute. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
A child looks awestruck wearing solar eclipse glasses.
Shakespeare Park. Photo: Shoshana Gordon/Axios.
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