Cosmic First Day of School

What a way to start the year!  Kingfishers and their parents gathered on the steps and the front lawn to view this most unusual of heavenly events: a total eclipse of the sun right over Georgetown.  It started slow, with a small “bite” out of the right side of the sun.  As the minutes passed, the occlusion got greater and greater until the magic moment of totality.  “I don’t remember it being this lovely,” said Laura Gates, who witnessed the total eclipse here in 1970 when she was a little girl.  “We are so lucky!”  Students and parents cheered continuously during the amazing moments of totality, then the moon was on its way again around our beautiful planet.  Many thanks to Dr. Louis Rubbo of Coastal Carolina University for his superb pre-eclipse presentation and to the Georgetown County Library for our eclipse viewing glasses.

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