Thousands of people from around the world flocked to the region on Monday to see the total eclipse, a once in a lifetime event.
Schools hosted a number of activities to celebrate the eclipse. At Fairbury Public Schools, students gathered at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, visiting several stations around the school, which featured fun events from chalking sidewalks to viewing the eclipse through special devices. Around the community, people gathered at the parking lot at Ray’s Apple Market. At the lot, Region V set up a lemonade stand to help keep people hydrated during the warm day.
During the totality, it became so dark in Fairbury, that it caused many lighted signs to turn on. Here are some photos from around Fairbury:
In Diller, people gathered at the Diller-Odell Football Field, where they found some fun activities leading up to the eclipse. Here are some photos from Diller:
Meridian Public Schools took a trip down Highway 4, where they assembled for an experience of a lifetime at the Homestead National Monument, which packed the day with events ranging from live music and presentations from NASA Scientists to a talk from Bill Nye the Science Guy. Here is a video clip of Bill Nye explaining the importance of science:
At the Homestead, several representatives, including Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, welcomed over 10,000 from all over the world to Nebraska. Here are some photos from the Homestead National Monument: