Nobody quite knew what to expect but almost everybody now knows about the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse.
The Daviess County Library spearheaded the local focus on this historic astrological event. Using funds and expertise provided by the NASA@mylibrary program, a series of stargazing and informational sessions during the weeks leading up to Aug. 21, 2017.
Many people gathered at the Daviess County Courthouse and appropriately prepared to witness the eclipse wearing appropriate eyeglasses. At approximately 1:08 p.m. the moon totally eclipsed the sun for over a minute here, a celestial wonder despite cloud coverage which made the quick transition from sunlight to twilight dusk less dramatic.