A young girl takes her picture with Casper local Dallas Smith dressed as a T-Rex in Casper on Monday, the day of the eclipse. Smith decided about three weeks ago to dress up as a dinosaur after he realized most of his friends were visiting family or packing up for college. “That was no moon blocking the sun, that was a comet,” Smith said about his figurative ancestors’ experience.
Left: Ryan Henrichs of Prescott, Arizona, wears a bear mask while waiting for the eclipse Monday morning at Mike Sedar Park. Henrichs traveled with his father, Mike, an astronomy enthusiast, to view the event. “When I was a young boy he took me to ASU planetarium,” Ryan said about his dad. “They had a telescope as big as a Mack truck.”