Kansas experiences total solar eclipse

BEATRICE, Neb. (KWCH) Hundreds of people cheer the moment the world goes dark.

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipsed crossed the country from coast to coast.

Eyewitness News has crews in Atchison, Kan. and Beatrice, Neb. - two locations in the path of totality - where day became twilight for a little more than two minutes.

Families from across the state and the country traveled to these destinations to be a part of the once-in-a-lifetime event.

The weather held out in Beatrice creating a twilight event as the moon covered the sun. People in Atchison weren't so lucky and found themselves drenched by the rain just to get a glimpe of the celestial event.

Highways in cities along the path of totality were jammed with traffic. Google Maps captured the image of roads that were stalled as eclipse watchers hopped on the road to head home.

And for those who didn't get a chance to witness the event? In 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass from the eastern United States down through Texas.