ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
Americans gathered in cities, towns and remote campsites across the country today to witness the Great American Eclipse, among them many NPR listeners, including a few who kept a sort of audio diary of the moment of totality, the moment the moon passed directly in front of the sun.
AMANDA BENTLEY BRYMER: Greetings from Cottontown, Tenn. My name is Amanda Bentley Brymer (ph), and right now I am staring up at this sliver of sun. I can really sense the difference. It's not like a cloud passing over.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Wow, it's gone from dusk...
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: ...To night. Holy Moses.
BRYMER: (Laughter) Oh, my gosh.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Oh, my God.
BRYMER: I am shaking. You know, the whole reason we're here was just to press reset. This moment - I thought it would feel longer. And now it feels like it's 4 o'clock in the afternoon again.
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