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Gazing at the eclipse in Walt Whitman’s perfect silence

15 May 2024

8:30 PM

15 May 2024

8:30 PM

The day before the April 8 eclipse — our postage stamp of ground sat smack dab in the middle of totality — we abounded in sunshine and birdsong, with nary a cloud in the sky. The day after, too, was dominated by the yellow star moseying along the ecliptic, but on the big day — we won’t be similarly situated for another 120 years — ole Sol was obscured by thick gray clouds.

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