Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The progression of the solar eclipse as seen in Columbus on Monday.Young and young at heart flocked to the Stillwater County Library Monday for the solar eclipse viewing party. More than 100 people were in attendance.More solar eclipse viewers at the library.

Solar eclipse in Stillwater County

On Monday, around 11:38 a.m., Stillwater County residents witnessed a near-total solar eclipse. In the images above, the yellow ball is the sun. It appears as a crescent because the moon is passing between the earth and the sun, blocking it from view. The last total eclipse to hit the contiguous U.S. occurred in 1979, and could be viewed in the northwestern states; the path of Monday’s eclipse crossed the entire continent.