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Colorado Springs watches solar eclipse Monday

Posted at 7:10 AM, Apr 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-08 18:35:06-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Pikes Peak Library District celebrated the solar eclipse with different viewing parties in Colorado Springs. The watch parties were held at the Black Forest Community Church, and the Calhan, East, and Rockrimmon Libraries.

News5 Photojournalist Patrick 'Juice' Godfrey captured a time-lapse of the eclipse at Ute Valley Park in Colorado Springs.


Chrystal Bellaire sent News5 this photo of Monday's solar eclipse:

Courtesy Photo: Chrystal Bellaire

Bellaire says she received the filter below, and was able to capture the stunning photo with her phone:

Courtesy Photo: Chrystal Bellaire

Leslie Trujillo and her husband live in Fountain, but they drove to Hardy, Arkansas for the eclipse:

Courtesy Photo: Leslie Trujillo

Denise Abbott with the Pikes Peak Library said that the community was very excited about the event.

"Libraries are a place where people can come together and connect, so we like to do those activities that bring the community together, and everyone is really excited about the eclipse, I have some staff driving to other locations to see the eclipse at its fullest- taking their vacations ..." said Abbott.

Light refreshments were provided, as well as free glasses.


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