Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Eclipse passes without major disruption

Marie, Debby, and Josie Scales, along with other visitors to the Museum of Idaho watch as the total solar eclipse finishes over Idaho Falls on Monday. The Scales family is visiting Idaho Falls from San Diego, Calif. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

In the months leading up to the Great American Eclipse, there were major concerns about disruptions from a sudden, massive influx of tourists. With widely varying estimates of the number of possible visitors, many locals wonderedwhether there could be catastrophic results, or whether the whole thing would be all smoke and no fire. Would it be an eclipsepocalypse or a repeat of the much-hyped Y2K bug?


Source: Solar Eclipse 2017

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