Hidden Eclipse

Reported by Maya Sosa

As “Total Eclipse of The Heart” began to play, darkness fell over the sky, and people looked up in awe. Students scattered over the football field to glimpse what would be a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total eclipse.

Lasting nearly five minutes, the moon cast a shadow over the earth, completely blocking the sun’s light and sending us into an eerie twilight in the middle of the day. As the sun slowly emerged from behind the moon, city lights turned back on, and people went on with their day. The moon will continue on its path until August 23, 2044.

The eclipse, though not what some may have expected, had a calming effect. For a brief moment, people were brought together by something so simple yet significant. Freshman Ely Fonseca expected more, “The weather was not in our favor that day. To me, it just looked like it got really dark for a few minutes, and then magically got lighter. It would’ve been cool if we had actually been able to see the eclipse. The experience was very fun, but I think it would have been a little better if we actually got to do something instead of sitting there.”

Sophomore Aiden Guerra wasn’t happy with the eclipse glasses, “The cloudy sky didn’t let me fully see the eclipse. Not only that, the glasses didn’t do anything. Sometimes I didn’t even use the special glasses because they didn’t even fully work.”

Aiden Guerra says he wasn’t impressed with the eclipse or the glasses.

It’s important to remember that we only know 5% of space, and if a total eclipse can be considered a big event for us, capable of bringing people together for just five minutes, imagine what else we might discover that can bring us even closer.

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