By Ben Muir 

Partial eclipse in Petersburg rendered no change


August 24, 2017

Ben Muir/Petersburg Pilot

Susan Hegel and her husband, Chris Chaffee, watch the NASA livestream of the total eclipse on Monday at the Petersburg Public Library.

The highly anticipated total eclipse that swept across much of the country on Monday went viral, prompting some analysts to revel in the moment and others to seemingly mock its brevity as bombastic and uneventful.

In Petersburg, minutes before the eclipse began Monday morning, about 100 people viewed the NASA live stream in the library. Some young onlookers adorned eclipse glasses, ready to gaze into the projector, as the moon was about to shade the sun.

"It was so nice of the library," said Susan Hegel, who had moved to Petersburg a day before with her husband, Chris Chaffee, "to provide...

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