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April 18, 2024
Above, spectators at the Marysville Upground Reservoir look up at the total eclipse on April 8 while a 360-degree sunrise lit up the horizon. (Gazette photo by Aleksei Pavloff)

For just a moment in Union County, nothing else mattered

 

Editor’s note: The following story is a series of vignettes compiled by the Journal-Tribune newsroom staff on April 8 at various locations around Union County, from the Richwood Park to Glacier Ridge Metro Park. Each snapshot, of individuals visiting the county from as far away as Germany, gives a flavor for the reasons some individuals traveled hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to view the 2024 total solar eclipse in Union County.

Whether with loved ones or people they don’t even know, Jim and Cynthia DeGrand said getting to enjoy the total solar eclipse together was part of the fun.

“There’s no religion, no politics,” Cynthia DeGrand said.

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