Crowds See Cosmic Event of The Century at Acadia National Park

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) "It was more amazing than I expected it to be and it was nice because the park service had a telescope set up so we we're able to see it through a telescope."

Hundreds of people packed Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park Monday to see science at it's best.

"You could see the moon sort of slowly sashaying across the sun and the kids really loved it. It was the first time they had every seen it."

Families from all around the world not only got the chance to visit Vacationland and see the cosmic event of a lifetime.

"The sun was covered up in Maine but it was outstanding. I expected it to get a little dark or something. I think we could have spent our whole day here if we hadn't been lucky to be where the parks service.they had all the equipment set up."

"We saw just like a quarter of the sun be covered by the moon. It was really cool."

"It was pretty cool and the sun looked like the opposite. The sun looked like a crescent moon and the moon was just black and covering up the sun . It was pretty awesome."

Maine won't see a total solar eclipse till 2024, but for these folks, they now know where to come.

"I haven't thought about 2024 yet, but Acadia is lovely so, maybe I'll come back when it's a total eclipse."