Residents of the American city of Madras (Oregon), the first on the continental US saw a two-minute total solar eclipse.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched a live broadcast of the phenomenon on its website. However, soon the resource could not stand a huge number of visitors, and the broadcast ceased. The web page says that the information “can not be downloaded because the server or network has collapsed.”
The most favorable conditions for observing the eclipse will be among residents in Idaho Falls, Casper, Lincoln, Jefferson City, Paducah, Nashville and in Colombia.
The last time a total solar eclipse was observed in the entire continental United States in 1918, and in the northwest of the country it was seen in 1979. The next complete solar eclipse Americans can see April 8, 2024 in Texas.