Video: WSSU students witness 2017 eclipse
Hundreds of students, ready with special viewing glasses, look up to the sky to view the historic solar eclipse.
“At first, I didn’t really think that I would be able to see it with these glasses,” said Maya Miller, a senior at WSSU and 2017-18 Miss Red and White. “I didn’t think it was real, but when I look up I can kind of see the moon passing through the sun.”
At WSSU, the eclipse was visible starting about 1:12 p.m., reaching its maximum coverage at 2:41 p.m., and ending about 4:03 p.m. At its peak, about 95 percent of the sun was covered.
WSSU hosted two solar eclipse viewings, the clock tower on WSSU’s campus and the Center for Design and Innovation (CDI), to give the university community an opportunity to safely view the eclipse, answer questions and talk to experts about the historic event.
The celestial event occurred on the first day of classes. Faculty were asked to incorporate eclipse related materials and activities in classes to mark the event.