Glimpse of the eclipse

Victoria Cirilli Contributor Troy students and faculty covered the Bibb Graves quad on Monday afternoon, eager to view the solar eclipse phenomenon. An email was sent out on Wednesday, Aug. 16, inviting students to join the Physics Club in watching the eclipse. Crowds gathered around noon to snag a pair of the limited 100 eclipse glasses provided by the club. Due to the large number of students, glasses were divided among groups of about 10 in order to share so that each student could take a turn looking. According to…

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Physics Club to host solar eclipse viewing

Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy residents will be able to view an 80 to 90 percent solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A solar eclipse is the moon passing in between the earth and the sun, explained Maurice Clark, assistant professor of astronomy. The path of totality, a narrow strip in which the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, will cover at least part of 14 states, the closest of which is Georgia. “There’s usually two total solar eclipses,…

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