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The Solar Eclipse

Skyley Caswell
The Sun Set

On October 14, 2023 a spectacular “out of this world” event took place, a solar eclipse! The annual solar eclipse passed through Colorado at 9:24 am. Many people were lucky enough to witness this event at the Grand Junction airshow starring the Blue Angels. Solar Eclipse are a very special circumstance when the moon overlaps the sun’s path that creates a fire ring and a huge shadow that casts over the world. It is said you must be careful while looking at solar eclipse without proper eyewear otherwise you can go blind. Did you know that during the last solar eclipse in 2017 there were over 100 documented accounts of blindness from looking into the solar eclipse.

There is a difference in solar eclipse as there is a total and partial solar eclipse. Partials are very common which occur every couple of years. Total eclipse has very random patterns. The next total solar eclipse will occur in 2039. 68 year old Donna Parker, witnessed the 1979 total solar eclipse. “It was something bizarre back then, it was honestly amazing and being able to see another one is awesome” said Donna Parker. It is very interesting that even 38 years ago someone remembers watching the amazing phenomenon of the amazing solar eclipse. We were also able to interview some of the children who have witnessed the solar eclipse. “Woah to see something crazy like that is almost breathtaking” said  12 year old Aiden Berry. It is very interesting to be able to witness something like that especially at a very amazing event.. In case you miss the October 14, 2023 total solar eclipse, don’t worry, you only have to wait 16 years to see another one. Just remember not to look into the sun!

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Kaleb Wells, Staff Member
My name is Kaleb Wells. I am a senior. This is my first year in the newspaper. I play football and run track for Palisade High School. I also participate in the LEAD program so hopefully one day I can be a teacher.
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