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Eclipse Wows U.S.

During a total solar eclipse, the moon passes completely in front of the sun. JOSH EDELSON—AFP/GETTY IMAGES

On April 8, crowds gathered across the United States to see a solar eclipse. People wore special glasses. They watched the moon pass in front of the sun.

The eclipse could be seen in 15 states. Millions viewed the rare event. The next total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. will be in 2044.

Many traveled to see it. Simran Pripsingh works in Columbus, Ohio. He drove 142 miles to Cleveland. He “decided it was worth the 90-minute drive,” he told TIME’s Jeffrey Kluger.

This image is made of seven different photographs. They were taken in Bloomington, Indiana. They show the moon moving in front of the sun.