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Total Eclipse of the Mill

Students at Little Mill experience a once in a lifetime event...a solar eclipse.

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Corbin Jones Wears his cool shades to view the eclipse.

Corbin Jones Wears his cool shades to view the eclipse.

Coralei Orth

Coralei Orth

Corbin Jones Wears his cool shades to view the eclipse.

Coralei Orth and Haelim Adle

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    Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking it out and casting a dark shadow on Earth. On August 21st, 2017,  students at Little Mill got the experience of a lifetime, getting to view a partial solar eclipse.  “I think it’s really cool that it is happening in our age. And that it is fascinating that it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Mark Matancillas, an 8th grader at Little Mill.

Frank Rhobotham sits outside on the grass, enjoying the incredible eclipse.

The last solar eclipse to occur from coast to coast in the United States was in 1979. Getting to view an eclipse is a big deal; many people travel from all over the world to see them. Students at Little Mill were given the opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse.The moon slowly started covering the sun around 2:15 and reached the highest amount of coverage around 2:36. During the eclipse, the temperature dropped, darkness closed in, and crickets began chirping.

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Mrs.Bates points at the sky, showing that it is darkening due to the eclipse.

“My favorite part was being able to see my students experience such a special event. This was my first time seeing a solar eclipse, and I liked it because it was close to home and we still got to see such a large percentage of totality. I think that it is an important event for those who see it for the first time,” said Ms. Davenport, a 7th grade science teacher.

The solar eclipse was an incredible event that students will remember for the rest of their lives. Students were able to learn, watch, and feel the amazing celestial event.

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