Solar Eclipse August 2017 In The History Books!

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©2017 Blue Ridge Life : BRL Publisher Yvette Stafford shows Juniorette Publisher Peyton Stafford & Junio Publisher Adam Stafford how to view the eclipse in a homemade pinhole projection box. Monday - August 21, 2017
©2017 Blue Ridge Life : BRL Publisher Yvette Stafford shows Juniorette Publisher Peyton Stafford & Junior Publisher Adam Stafford how to view the eclipse in a homemade pinhole projection box. Monday – August 21, 2017

Central Virginia Blue Ridge

If you missed your chance at seeing the eclipse on Monday, not to worry, you will have another opportunity in 7 years. The next total solar eclipse will be on April 8, 2024. Though you will have to travel out of the Mid Atlantic to get a really good look.

When the eclipse was about 50% in effect you could see it easily on a projection box like the photo below and through tree limbs projected onto objects like this bucket on a tractor.

Conditions more or less cooperated across the Blue Ridge, but some people eneded up having clouds and thunderstorms so the only got to see little to none of the eclipse.

UPS Driver Jimmy Campbell of Nelson County took a quick peek through one of the box viewers we made when he was dropping off a package at our office.
Photo By Lurene Cachola Kelley : One of my former news colleagues, Lurene Kelley of Memphis, shot this photo Monday afternoon in St. Genevieve County, Missouri. It was one of the locations in the US that saw a total eclipse. Notice the sunset look as the eclipse reached its peak. This was at 1:18 PM CST on August 21, 2017.
The view of the solar eclipse when it was at about 50% of coverage. Here in the Blue Ridge the peak of the eclipse was around 2:40 PM Monday afternoon – August 21, 2017.

Hope you got to see the eclipse and if not, see you in 7 years!

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