GERING, Neb. Visitors from around the world came to Scottsbluff and Gering to view the total solar eclipse.
Once the moon traveled closer to the sun, it started to get a shade darker every few minutes. Once the moon was in place with the sun, complete and total darkness. The weather got a little chilly for the few minutes while the sun and moon were in place.
“In case you missed this one, you can go to the NASA’s site and view the other eclipses on the computer; that’s about the best you can do but if you get a chance, I would definitely try to see one live because it’s an amazing sight,” Bill Kushner, Viewer of the Total Solar Eclipse.
The solar eclipse glasses were a necessity during the total solar eclipse. Without them, the sun’s rays were too bright for the human eye to see. The glasses helped to lessen the rays so the eclipse became visible.
The last recorded solar eclipse in the state of Nebraska was 63 years ago. For many people, this was their very first total solar eclipse.