Community Steps Outside for Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties


Residents in Carbon and Emery counties could be seen craning their necks as they looked toward the solar eclipse that could be seen on Monday morning. The Great American Eclipse swept the nation from northwest to southeast as people grabbed their glasses to get a glimpse of the phenomenon.

Although Utah did not lie in the full visual line to view the eclipse, viewers in Castle Country saw 91% of the sun blocked by the moon. The best time to view was around 11:30 a.m., when the highest percentage of the sun was blocked.

Various viewing parties were scheduled locally, including events at Tony Basso GM and the Price City Desert Wave Pool. Some parties provided special glasses to view the eclipse while others had viewers bringing their own devices, some homemade.