Eclipse Recap: An event remembered for a lifetime

Nicholas Abbot looks through a 1200mm lens to see the eclipse. Photo by Cheyenne Thorpe, Oregon News Lab

The air got colder, the sky grew darker, and people around the nation stopped what they were doing to look towards the sky.

Ninety-five percent of the country experienced at least a partial view of the eclipse on Monday, and each individual that viewed it has a different story to tell.

If you were located somewhere within the 70-mile wide path from Oregon through South Carolina, you may have experienced total darkness lasting nearly two minutes. If you chose to view from a location outside of the path of totality, a crescent-sun might have captured your attention.

In numerous spots around Oregon, here's how the masses gathered to celebrate the celestial phenomenon.

'Like a full moon, but better': Madras reacts to the solar eclipse

Thousands of people gathered in Madras, Oregon, directly in the path of totality for Monday's once-in-a-lifetime event.

The total solar eclipse lasted roughly two minutes, which many believe they will remember forever.

Skinner Butte watch party: The eclipse for locals

Instead of fighting traffic to stake their place in the path of totality, more than 1,000 people gathered at Skinner Butte on Monday to take in the Eclipse.

The event, however, did not allow viewers to drive to the top of the butte for spacial reasons.

So instead, hundreds of people had to walk more than a mile to get the best view of the eclipse. For some, it was a nice exercise; for others, it was a little more difficult.

'It was absolutely phenomenal': Oregon State University watch party reaction

Oregon State University said visitors came from 6 different countries and 23 states to see the total solar eclipse on their campus.

So, at 10:17, around 6 to 8 thousand people viewed the total solar eclipse for 98 seconds on the beaver’s campus.

"It's been great to have so many people on campus," said the Executive Director for OSU’s 150th anniversary, Shelly Signs.

If you have your own photos of the eclipse, no matter where you watched it, feel free to share them with us via. Burst.

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