Thursday, September 7, 2017

World news- The Solar Eclipse

BY DAWSON JOHNSON

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The eclipse from Westside High School on Monday, September 21, 2017.
Photo by Emily Gann, Team Member

Howdy Miscreants! This will be one of the first world news article that will be posted to the school blog the Tribal Tribune. So to start off, this grand new tab on the website-- I figured the first one had to be big. Lucky for me, the entire United States just got mooned, so it wasn’t hard to find out what my article should be. The solar eclipse was seen throughout the United States, first sighted at Oregon then later throughout as it moved on. At the school it was around a 95% eclipse, meaning we had a sliver of sun left like what the picture shows above. States where the eclipse was a full 100% are Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The next solar eclipse will appear for us in just seven years and will actually be a full 100% in Arkansas. To view the eclipse one had to wear special sunglasses that looked like 3D glasses, but you could only see bright lights through them. Also as a warning these glasses’ lenses wear out in three years, so after three years, don’t stare at the sun with them. However, these were required if you wanted to stare at the sun without going blind. Anyway if I were to describe this event in five words like a friend of mine dared me to do, I would describe this as, “It was pretty cool, bro.”      


Special thanks to Emily Gann for the photo


Sources:

  • http://www.eclipse2017.org
  • cnn.com

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