Over the span of a few hours, and starting in Newport, Oregon, folks in Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina experienced what totality looked like in their states respectively. And when darkness came, crickets chirped as birds quieted down and the temperature dropped. But then there was light – and plenty of traffic jams to overcome. Still, many said the hassle was all worth it.
And by the way, don't throw away your eclipse glasses even though the celestial event is over. NASA says if your glasses were made by one of 12 companies that meet NASA and American Astrological Standards, they should be good forever. But, the glasses have to be in prime condition with no scratches or tears. And for those who may have missed the fun this time, the next solar eclipse will grace the skies on April 8th, 2024.
Source: Washington Post