Maddie Wilcox, Staff

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On August 21, 2017 a historical event happen in the United States for the first time in a century. This event is called a solar eclipse. An eclipse is an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. Now there are two types of eclipses; a solar and lunar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking all or a portion of the Sun. An eclipse can be total, partial, or annular. Here, we only got to see a partial eclipse; in fact, only about 60-70% of it. .


People traveled hundreds of miles to be in the path of complete darkness. Upon hearing this news I decided to hear what some Millennium students thought of the eclipse.


“At first I thought everyone was being dumb about it, like yeah sure it was cool but not that big a deal for a partial eclipse. But then I saw it through the glasses and was like…..okay I guess that is pretty cool.” Hannah Sweiss, a Millennium Junior explained.  Another student went on to tell me that “The eclipse was hyped up so much and then was kind of a let down, with the clouds and everything” Unfortunately as many of us found out clouds do not help with visibility. Still many seemed to be excited to have lived through such a historical event.


But if you missed out on this eclipse dont worry! There will be another solar eclipse in 2024. It still won’t be a total eclipse for us Arizonans, but you can still enjoy it from here.

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