Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.
Music fans are spoilt for choice this week as Belfast Vital kicks off and the series of gigs at Custom House Square continue - take a look at what's on across Northern Ireland over the next seven days.
Neighbours in a quiet Londonderry street have been left terrified after gunmen shot through the window of a young mother's house on Saturday night as her baby slept upstairs in what has been branded a sectarian attack.
A controversial Londonderry pastor who holds a 'Homosexuality is Sin' gospel rally at the city's Pride March every year says God can "cure" gay people and that their lifestyle is "physically, mentally and spiritually harmful".
Holidaymakers returning from Salou expressed relief as they arrived at Belfast International Airport yesterday after armed police swamped the popular tourist spot in the aftermath of multiple terror attacks in Spain.