Travelers are coming to Wyoming from around the world

Published: Aug. 20, 2017 at 4:46 PM CDT
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People are traveling to Wyoming from around the world to view Monday's total solar eclipse...when the moon will cross over the sun, causing more than two minutes of darkness in the late morning.

Many hotels are booked solid with travelers claiming their spots at viewing sites.

One traveler from New Zealand says, "This event is just an excitement and anticipation in seeing the wonder, beauty, and awe of this universe."

When the moon is in the direct line-of-sight of the sun, the “totality” will block our biggest star from view.

The temperature will drop, animals will become silent, and from the west, a wall of darkness - the moon’s shadow - will approach.

The sky directly overhead will look like night, from horizon-to-horizon.

In an instant, the moon’s silhouette will appear as if from nowhere.

Minutes later, daylight will return.