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The Great American Eclipse,
as viewed from Lloydminster

August 22nd, 2017

The buzz about the 'Great American Eclipse of 2017' didn’t pass by residents of Points West Living Lloydminster. Fortunately, on the morning August 21, family members of a resident came by with protective viewing equipment, and every resident who wanted to was able to watch the moon taking a bite out of the sun. 

Spontaneous viewing

Shirley Booth is a resident at PWL Lloydminster, and members of her family came in with welding glass and solar eclipse filter glasses. It was spontaneous gathering, and soon drew a crowd of about ten residents and care partners who wanted to catch the big eclipse through the lenses. 

Really cool!

Viewing the partial solar eclipse from a latitude of 53.28° North, was not as dramatic as seeing the total solar eclipse rolling across various American states, but that didn’t dampen the PWL enthusiasm for the show. “Residents were really intrigued by it,” says recreation coordinator Rose Baranek. “When we got to see it, the moon was covering about quarter of the sun’s surface. I got a chance to look, and it was really cool!”

Photo: PWL Lloydminster resident Josephine Lirette (centre) watches the August 21 solar eclipse through protective glass with the assistance of Carolyn Booth and Angie Dosko.

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