What Science News saw during the solar eclipse

Science News staffers traveled across the United States to laud at the extraordinary astronomical event

Science News staffers watch the eclipse from DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Courtesy of Emily Conover

On Monday, North America experienced the last major eclipse that will cross over the continent for the next 20 years. The astonishing event brought totality to over 30 million people, and hundreds of millions more were witness to partial eclipses.

Science News staffers were among them.

In places ranging from Washington, D.C., to Painesville, Ohio, to Wills Point, Texas, and beyond, Science News staff gazed up at the diminution of the sun above them and took in the sights with their fellow sky watchers — including groups of scientists studying the eclipse’s effect on Earth.

Take a look at how Science News staff, family, friends, and the people around them took in the eclipse across the United States.

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