Northeast Ohio Observes Historic Solar Eclipse With Viewings, Pink Floyd

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For the first time in 99 years a solar eclipse crossed the entire contiguous United States on Monday, and Clevelanders came out to watch.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrated with a little Pink Floyd. At 1:50 p.m. this afternoon speakers around the museum began to play "Dark Side of the Moon" from start to finish. The Rock Hall timed it so at the eclipse's peak around 2:30 p.m., the song playing was titled "Eclipse."

And next door at the Great Lakes Science Center, hundreds gathered to observe the event. Eric Wolfe teaches at MC Squared STEM High School in Cleveland. He was standing with a few dozen students on the lawn outside the Science Center, helping them see the eclipse through a solar telescope. 

"I've been talking about it a lot, I've been trying to hype it up, because it's something I'm excited for," Wolfe said. "When it gets dark in the middle of the day-- I think that's cool. It doesn't happen very often."

The next major eclipse to visit Northeast Ohio will be in 2024. And get excited: It’ll be a total solar eclipse. 

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