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Baker City witnesses magical experience of total eclipse

BAKER CITY, Ore. - It was quiet when the sun rose on Baker City Monday morning for the Great American Eclipse, but not for long.

KXLY traveled to Oregon to witness the astronomical event. Traffic heightened as travelers poured in, eclipse glasses in hand, to wait.

The biggest astronomical event of this century arrived right on time, as just past 9 a.m., came the first contact.

The thinner the crescent, the lower the temperature. And as the skies darkened, it brought us closer to a complete eclipse. For 90 magical seconds, the glasses came off, and we stared directly at the sun.

As quickly as it started, it was over. And though few people took pictures, that minute and a half is something they're not likely to forget.