Updated: August 25, 2017 1:15 PM ET | Originally published: August 25, 2017 11:35 AM EDT

Crowds of science enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, looked skyward in Casper, Wyo. on Aug. 21 to witness the Great American Eclipse, a rare celestial event in which a total solar eclipse crossed the U.S. from coast to coast.

Photojournalist and videographer Philip Scott Andrews set up camp in Casper to gather time-lapse footage of the day unfolding. The video above was captured by five cameras, which each recorded for 8 hours. We then condensed the video down to two minutes. Watch above.

Write to Brian Braganza at brian.braganza@time.com.

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