Whoops, cheers and cries of astonishment swept across the country today as the first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years was seen from the United States.
“That was the most extraordinary experience. I was flabbergasted,” said John Llewellyn of Boise, who watched the eclipse in Cascade, Idaho.
“We always assume the sun is going to be shining, and suddenly the sun is gone. ... I can understand how the ancients thought that it had been eaten by a great space monster.”