A partial solar eclipse was visible in the sky over much of the eastern United States early Sunday morning.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon goes in front of the sun and blocks most of the sun's light from the earth.

The eclipse, appeared about 30 minutes after sunrise, but you had to have an unobstructed vantage point of the eastern horizon. With mountains, that can be difficult in southwest Virginia.

It was best seen from the east coast beaches, but could be seen as far west as eastern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee and most of Georgia.

The next chance to see a total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be Aug. 21, 2017.

Here's a few of the photos we've gathered of the Sunday morning eclipse, as seen from around the world.