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Freedom School witnesses solar eclipse


August 31, 2017

Katlynn Galemore

The view of the eclipse behind Freedom Public School with the water tower in the bottom of the photo.

On Aug. 21 about 1 p.m. was the first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The students and faculty of Freedom Public School all gathered behind the school to watch this amazing event. The last total solar eclipse occurred Feb. 26, 1979, so the students have never gotten to experience one before. When the last total solar eclipse occurred not many people got to see it because it clipped just five states in the Northwest.

A solar eclipse is a lineup of the sun, moon and earth. The moon, directly between the sun and earth, casts a shadow on our planet. If you're in the dark part of that shadow y...

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