The solar eclipse that happened on August 21st 2017 was a site to be seen. It had many people traveling from all parts of the United States. The solar eclipse doesn’t happen every year and sometimes only happens once in a lifetime. When the solar eclipse happens it is one sight to be seen.
First the sun slowly starts getting dark because the moon is passing over the sun completely in the middle of the day. It’s really cool because it gets almost pitch black dark for two or three minutes. Then it slowly start to get light again as the moon passes away from the sun. Many schools didn’t have school on that day, but Laurens Academy had a half day on that day. The solar eclipse was very cool.