Partial solar eclipse with stars

Partial Solar Eclipse in Cedar Rapids

A partial solar eclipse was viewable by the residents of Cedar Rapids. While it was reported that Iowans could see the eclipse up to 66% coverage, it was obvious for those of us standing at McKinley Middle School that it was less as we watched through a welding helmet. Then clouds started to cover the eclipse giving viewers an extremely rare chance to see it directly. The eclipse in Cedar Rapids lasted 20 minutes from beginnning to end before the sun set.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:25 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

iastargal says ... on Monday, May 21 at 10:28 AM

Thank you for the picture as I was looking through index cards.

Add a comment


Comment: 250 Characters Left

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.