Madras embraces the path of totality
MADRAS, Ore. - 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.
"It was like a full moon, but better," said one eclipse viewer.
"I think it really givesyou a sense of where your place in the universe, and you know, gives you a broader prospective on things," said another enthusiast.
If you happened to miss the eclipse on Monday, you may be waiting for your next opportunity for a while. The next coast-to-coast event in the U.S. isn't until the year 2045.