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Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse Ignites Interest

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Gabriel Oliveira
The ring of fire eclipse caused the sun to appear black in the middle with a bright glowing ring around it. Many Austin residents observed the eclipse from right outside their homes.

A rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse took place on Oct. 14 for the first time since June of 2020, an astronomical event visible from all over the world.

“The eclipse was very interesting to look at. It was awesome to watch the sky dim but still stay blue,” Aarav Singh ‘26 said. “I watched it from home this morning so it was cool to wake up to.”

To Austin residents, the eclipse struck at 11:30 a.m., reaching its peak at 11:51 a.m. The sky darkened and shadows were hazy; people used phones to capture the reflection of the eclipse as well as using the shadows from trees to see the crescent formations the sun appeared to be making.

According to NASA, the next total solar eclipse will happen on April 8, 2024.

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Charly Obermiller, Dreamcatcher Staff
Class of 2026 I love photography and anything artistic! Taking pictures and drawing are my favorite things to do :) I love reading and writing too!
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I love socializing with new people, playing logic games like chess and crossword puzzles, and playing badminton with my crew at Badminton Club. My favorite thing about student press is that it gives me the opportunity to interact with people that I would not have the chance to otherwise, and it introduces me to people from a variety of backgrounds.

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