Moon begins blotting out the sun in historic U.S. eclipse

Moon begins blotting out the sun in historic U.S. eclipse
Bill Ingalls, Associated Press
The moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington.
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Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses Monday as the moon began blotting out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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