Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 3:34 PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- President Trump and first lady Melania Trumpfrom a White House balcony.
For most of the viewing, the president and first lady wore solar eclipse glasses, but Mr. Trump was also photographed looking up at the sun without the protective eyewear for less than a second.
The first lady posted a photo on Twitter of them with the glasses on.
The White House said Monday that the president and first lady planned to take in thefrom the Truman balcony on the second floor of the residence, overlooking the South Lawn.
This is the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the United States from coast to coast in nearly a century. Compared to the 14 states in the path of a total eclipse, Washington, D.C., experienced a partial eclipse.
The eclipse was expected to be thein history.