PHOTOS: Idaho goes dark in path of 2017 solar eclipse

As people from around the world congregated around the United States to view the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, tens of thousands of people descended on Rexburg, Idaho.

The small high-desert town attracted crowds due to its location in the path of totality, where the sun was fully blocked out for just over two minutes.

Among the visitors were numerous Utahns, including dozens of students and volunteers from Weber State University’s HARBOR program. The physics club launched a high-altitude balloon that pulled a tail of cameras and instruments over 96,000 feet into the air as southern Idaho briefly went dark.