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With barely an hour to go before the solar eclipse began its steady creep, tour buses, trucks, RVs and cars loaded with families and eclipse chasers crawled along the dusty track, through crops and cornfields towards Rosencrans Memorial Airport.Billed as the largest organized viewing site in the country, 50,000 people are expected to make their way to this patch of asphalt on the outskirts of St Joseph, Missouri. saw a total eclipse was 38 years ago, but the last time the path of totality unfurled across the country like this was 1918.Now, forecasts suggested that 2017 would make it twice.By early evening Sunday, the tent city expected to have sprung up on the outskirts of the Heritage Park Softball Complex, was at best a village with barely a third of the allotted plots actually boasting a tent.The air chilled where earlier it had been heavy and humid and everything seemed suddenly faded and dim like a computer screen with the brightness turned down low.Earlier while crowds in Oregon whooped beneath the first totality, the clouds had briefly parted above St Joseph to offer a tantalizing glimpse of the eclipse in its early stages, as a slim crescent of darkness ate into the sun.He said: 'This only happens once in a lifetime and we saw that St Joe's was one of the bigger places to go to where there will be totality.'We got the T-shirts, we got the glasses…if it's the right moment and the clouds open up it'll be awesome.'Nodding at the signs he added: 'They're just a joke.
The couple had more reason than most to pray for the clouds to part.
Eclipse chasers ran for cover, wrestled open umbrellas and pulled on rain gear.
In the distance thunder rolled but, while the sun was completely obscured, the odd effects of the eclipse were not.
' read like a kind of jovial survival guide to the apocalypse.
Those driving were warned to 'stock up on groceries, fuel and other incidentals.' If using coolers 'freeze larger blocks of ice now rather than counting on convenience store ice.'With a Solar Eclipse art fair, campers, music planned and souvenir stalls it was as if Doomsday Preppers had been put in charge of Woodstock.'Charge batteries on everything,' it continued, 'from point and shoot cameras to flashlights to portable chargers. Put a roll of toilet paper in your car.'And in case your children went missing or fell prey to 'stranger danger,' visitors were advised to 'take photographs of your children as they arrive to show current clothing and hairstyle.'Listen closely enough and you could hear City Hall's muffled screams of 'Don't Panic!