Leave it to a solar eclipse to mess up some good then and nows! (Vintage photos from opensfhistory.org)
The crowd begins to gather.
Just after 9 AM the eclipse begins.
9:21 AM: Something’s starting to happen.
9:40 AM, halfway to the high point: Either it’s getting darker or I’m falling asleep!
10:00 AM: Traffic came to a halt due to the fading light.
Because of the dark, some people accidentally wandered into the wrong crowd than the one they came with, and are still missing.
10:21 AM, the high point of the solar eclipse: People were bumping into each other at this point because of the darkness, and flashlight vendors made a fortune!