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Cloudy with a Chance of Eclipse

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Emileigh Gonzales, Senior Staff Writer

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Last month marks the first time in 38 years that one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States. Unlike the 1979 eclipse, the eclipse that occurred on Monday, August 21, 2017 could be seen from coast to coast – an event that hasn’t happened since 1918. The rare, mesmerizing sky shows a shadow when the moon aligns between the Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s light and casting a shadow on our planet. The hot place to watch the eclipse in Kansas was Marysville. They had two official viewing sites in Marysville: The 7th Street Corridor to City Park and the Lakeview Sports Complex. Unlike Marysville, Abilene did not have the best luck. The eclipse was supposed to be seen around 1 o’clock and the totality was supposed to be around 1:07. It was already cloudy that day, so most of Abilene thought it would get at least really dark out… think again. The only sign that the eclipse was happening was that it got a little more dark but it was not much, so Abilene did not see anything spectacular. Maybe we will have some better luck when the next total eclipse happens on April 8, 2024.

Students from AHS viewing the eclipse

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