It was an event decades in the making and it will be decades again before we see another one like it.
 
The Great American Solar Eclipse, as it has been dubbed, started around 10:30 our time Monday morning and peaked at 11:30 when the sun was 75 percent blocked by the moon.Solar Eclipse
 
Around 30 people gathered at Rotary Park in Drumheller to take in the sight.  Not many were equipped with proper glasses to view the eclipse, but Tony Schuga bought a few on his way from the US to Drumheller.
 
"Just around Bend, Oregon is kind of ground zero, where it's going to be completely dark, so you can get them everywhere there," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "They have them at the McDonald's and all kinds of stores are selling them, so we just picked up half a dozen pairs."
 
"We got here just at the peak of the eclipse and we're really glad we could do this," he added. "A whole bunch of people got to see it, so that's great."
 
They passed around their eclipse glasses and about 30 people got to view the event safely.
 
The next partial eclipse for North America will be in 2023, but the next total eclipse won't be until 2044.
 
 
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