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Elgin hosts eclipse party
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Some of the hundreds of people who gathered for Mondays 2017 Solar Eclipse Party in Elgins Potter Community Park took refuge from the Suns 90-plus degree heat under some trees at the park. Others in attendance brought event tents and umbrellas, while still more took advantage of the parks pavilion. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The sky went dark in Elgin at 2:42 p.m. Monday. When it did, hundreds of people cheered as they took off the special glasses they’d been wearing and looked up. They were in totality -- for 104 seconds the Moon completely blocked the Sun almost directly overhead at Potter Community Park.

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