Solar eclipse wows crowds all across America
Last updated 8/26/2017 at 4:47pm
--Photos courtesy of NASA/Joel Kowsky.
The total eclipse of the sun that took place Monday of this week was thrilling for most Americans to see. Although the very best viewing (a total eclipse, with 100 percent coverage) was in northern Oregon, the sun achieved between 91 (Spokane) and 97 (Walla Walla) percent coverage in eastern Washington during the eclipse. The previous total eclipse visible from the United States was 38 years ago on February 26, 1979.
Hordes of people descended upon the towns of Prineville and Madras, Ore. for the opportunity to see a total eclipse, where the sun goes completely dark except for a ring of li...