MagazineAug 22, 2017
You'd have to go back almost 100 years to witness the last total solar eclipse over America and boy did they take advantage of this one. Just about everyone in the country had gotten themselves a pair of special eclipse glasses and stared at the sun (and moon) until it went dark. And light again.
The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon, U.S. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS