By Robin Alberti
Monday’s solar eclipe as seen from Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington.
KILLINGTON—Millions of people across the country gathered to watch the rare solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21. Though Vermont was not in the direct path for a total eclipse, groups gathered at many locations to watch the event.
Over 20 people showed up at the Sherburne Memorial Library where solar viewing glasses were provided, making it safe for attendees to look at the sun. (Regular sunglasses are not enough to protect your eyes.) The sun is so bright, in fact, that it can even damage a camera’s viewing sensor if pointed directly at the sun. These images were take with the library-provided eye protection, so they look just like what participants saw viewing through the eye protectors.