Not much to see locally, but eclipse draws attention ...

The Monday, August 21 total solar eclipse that cast the moon's shadow diagonally across the United States from northwest to southeast provided many viewers along that estimated 100-mile wide shadow path with a phenomenon that has not been seen within the 48 contiguous United States since February of 1979 and is not scheduled to happen again within the contiguous United States until April of 2024. Only an estimated 87% eclipse was expected to be seen locally within the Allamakee County area, but overcast skies made local viewing of the eclipse somewhat fruitless. Nevertheless, Robey Memorial Library in Waukon offered an eclipse viewing party throughout that Monday, with several people taking advantage of the special ISO certified eclipse viewing glasses the library made earlier preparations for to secure for outside viewing of the event (as pictured above in The Standard photo by Joe Moses), while the library also provided indoor activities and viewing of the event on a much broader scale via television (pictured below in the photo submitted by Robey Memorial Library).

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