A handful of tourists continued to mill around Idaho Falls after Monday’s total solar eclipse, enjoying the Museum of Idaho’s offeringsfor visitors who didn’t want to sit in traffic after the celestial event.
As the last of the sun’s blinding rays were blocked out by the shadow of the moon, the sun’s silver-blue corona became visible and a whoop rang out along Idaho Falls’ River Walk. Pim Jansen and Joanna Govers traveled to Idaho Falls all the way from their home in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They had been planning the trip for nearly a decade.
Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger said Monday that he’s “doubling down” on the claim that it is “completely plausible” that Democratic officials staged the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., to smear President Donald Trump. And he said donors are pledging to give him money in response to widespread criticism of the post.
For those who miss Monday’s total solar eclipse, it will be another 152 years until another one is visible in Idaho. Those who want to see another total eclipse in their lifetime will have several options throughout the 21st century in the United States.
Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a right-wing blog post suggesting that the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump.