Eastern Idaho expected to be a top eclipse destination

This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. AP file photo

Eclipse chasers will fly to eastern Idaho from countries around the world, packing hotel rooms and campsites they booked months, or even years, in advance. Thousands more will make the decision to see the once-in-a-lifetime event only a few weeks or days beforehand, driving south from Montana or north from Salt Lake City. Attendance estimates have ranged wildly, from 50,000 people to 500,000.

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