On April 8, 2024, Denison found itself in the path of near totality of a rare full solar eclipse. The event was cause for celebration, as hundreds gathered in the grass at Reese-Shackelford Common to watch the moon slowly blot out the sun.

It was a spectacular view, one that Ohio won’t see again for the next 75 years. In fact, all of North America will have to wait another 20 years  to witness another total solar eclipse.

Viewing glasses, a complimentary gift from the physics and astronomy department, were a hot commodity.

Denison photographers captured the spirit of the moment.

April 9, 2024