Instagram is the world's most popular image-sharing social media website. From photos of your food to beautiful sceneries, people use Instagram to post interesting stuff.
While there are the regular posts, sometimes path-breaking and victorious moments have also been captured on Instagram since its birth. Here we look at the top 10 fascinating moments on Instagram.
With over 1 million photos and an engagement of over 100 million people, Hurrican Sandy and #Sandy was easily the most popular phenomenon on Instagram.
Inauguration of Pope Francis
In the age of Instagram and Facebook, Pope Francis was the first Pope to be refreshed onto the prestigious seat. Christianity is the most followed religion in the world and the Catholics showed their love on Instagram with thousands of users sharing the moment.
Hugo Chavez’s Funeral
After ruling Venezuela for 14 years, President Hugo Chavez breathed his last in 2013. The turnout at his funeral was massive and a lot of people out of the crowd managed to share memorable photos on Instagram from the event.
The Solar Eclipse of 2013
On May 10, 2013, almost the entire world saw a total solar eclipse, when the moon came in between the path of the Earth and the Sun. While taking realistic photos of the Sun was tough, users managed to cover it up by using Instagram's filters.
Obama’s Second Term
Barack Obama was reelected in 2012 with a decent majority and in January 2013, at his second inauguration, Instagram was abuzz with hundreds of thousands of people sharing the moment on the image-sharing app.
Citizen protests globally
From Tahrir Square to Turkey to Greece, Instagram has been an extremely powerful tool in depicting and sending across the message that the citizens are fighting a tough war against the establishment. Powerful moments from Instagram have been shared on magazines several times.
Boston Marathon bombing
The biggest terrorist attack in the US after 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing was a huge setback for the world over. Among the most difficult moments on Instagram, users managed to responsibly use the app to show not only the rescue efforts on the day but an outpouring of support came out on Instagram for Boston.
The Stratospheric Jump
Everyone remembers the day when Felix Baumgartner broke the world record by jumping from the stratosphere and setting a free fall world record of 1,342 km/hr. This moment was celebrated widely on Instagram, with people posting snaps of them watching the legendary moment, live streamed on YouTube.
The Endeavour’s Trip across US
Another fascinating historic moment Instagram users got to witness was NASA space shuttle Endeavour making its way from Texas to the Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Instagram users captured the shuttle when it made low passes over various parts of the country.
San Francisco plane crash
In July 2015, the world witnessed a close shave for Asiana Airlines flight when 2 passengers were killed and 305 were alive in a crash that was shared real-time by users on Instagram.