The eclipse tracked over the western United States, Pacific Ocean and China, with portions of Northern California offering the most complete view of the moon’s passage between the sun and Earth, according to NASA.
Viewers along the West Coast and into southwest United States could view the eclipse as the moon crossed over a majority of the sun.
In some locations, including Redding, a rare “ring of fire” was visible, as just the outer edges of the sun were visible.
The eclipse began over Tracy at about 5:16 p.m., with the maximum coverage of the sun appearing at 6:32 p.m. The moon had cleared the sun by 7:39 p.m., as the sun began to set.
Shadows from trees cast crescent-shaped patterns as the light from the eclipse filtered through.
Some viewers used pinhole cameras to view the eclipse’s progress, while others used welding masks or other filters to try and catch a glimpse of the solar sight.
The next eclipse visible from North America will be a hybrid solar eclipse on Nov. 3, 2013.