Written by Cecelia Ray
On Aug. 21, there was a solar eclipse in the U.S. An eclipse is a line-up of the sun, moon and earth. While some people were fortunate to be in the path of its totality, some only witnessed limited of the effects of the solar eclipse. There was only a shade over the UPIKE campus. The totality at UPIKE was 2:34 p.m. There were about 14 states that were completely dark when eclipse hit. You could see the stars in the middle of the day. People from Pikeville gathered on campus for a better view and even brought along their families where free eyewear was being passed out. Faculty hosted presentations that explained more in detail about the eclipse. Solar eclipses are considered rare. The last eclipse was dated in 2009. It is dangerous to look directly at the sun and the moon while aligned with one another putting your vision at risk. A safe way to view the eclipse is to look through a pinhole projector.