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PHOTOS: Eclipse Viewing Brings Locals Together


While Reno may not have been treated to an eclipse featuring full totality, the roughly 80 percent eclipse still brought people out to view this natural wonder. I visited the Audrey Harris Park on Windy Hill along with other eclipse viewers for the morning show.

While people gather for many reasons, from political and sporting events to car shows and more, the eclipse brought people together to view and celebrate our natural world. At the Audrey Harris Park the group consisted of business professionals, college and grade school students, immigrants, media professionals, and mountain bikers, just to name a few. People shared viewing glasses and modified boxes and stories of past astronomical events with total strangers. They excitedly talked about the temperature dropping and the dusk like lighting at the eclipse’s peak.

From Reno the eclipse might not have been the spectacle it was in the path of totality, but it drew locals together to enjoy as a community, if only for an hour.

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Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.