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Great American Solar Eclipse

Gabrielle Hendricks

On April 8 the Great North American Eclipse occurred. The eclipse was visible from parts of North America, stretching from Mexico to Canada. Total solar eclipses that cover North America are special because they happen every few decades.

The last total solar eclipse that spanned the North American continent happened in 1979 and the continent will not see its next total solar eclipse until 2044.

 The Mount celebrated the eclipse with fervor and excitement. The University’s astronomy club hosted a watch event of the eclipse.

Students from all classes came out to see the unique event, and so did faculty and even President Trainor.

The weather outside was perfect for the viewing, which reached its peak at 3:20 p.m.

 The feeling of excitement was contagious, and the community had a blast bigger than the sun!


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