THE RARE SOLAR ECLIPSE CROSSEd THE U-S, WEST TO EAST …THE FIRST SINCE 1979.PEOPLE ON THE OREGON COAST WERE FIRST SEE THE IMAGE WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE… ECLIPSE… CHECK OUT THIS IMAGE FROM NASA…WHEN YOU LOOK CLOSELY — THAT’S THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION … SEEN IN SILHOUETTE AS IS PASSES ACROSS THE SUN!A CREW OF SIX IS ON BOARD. BOARD. EVEN THOUGH WE ONLY WITNESSED A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE HERE IN THE TRI-STATE…CROWDS GATHERED AROUND TOWN. TOWN.CHECK THIS OUT – THIS IS VIDEO FROM SKY-9 OVER THE GROUP WATCHING THE ECLIPSE FROM WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL THIS AFTERNOON. 9 ON YOUR SIDE HAS TEAM COVERAGE OF THE THE ECLIPSE- OVER THE TRI-STATE!FROM THE LAST MINUTE RALLY FOR ECLIPSE GLASSES TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AT WATCH PARTIES. HERE’S 9 ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER T.J. PARKER. he JOINS US LIVE FROM THOMAS MORE COLLEGE IN CRESTVIEW HILLS – TJ? YES- IT WAS VERY CROWDED HERE NEAR THE OBSERVATORY…SO MUCH SO- THEY HAD 700 OF THOSE PROTECTIVE GLASSES TO GIVE OUT- AND THEY DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH! OF COURSE- PEOPLE FOUND A WAY TO SEE THE ECLIPSE.. 49:20 it’s like an orange with a bite taken out of it 49:46 glowed moon, yeah, like a light that’s right by the moon, lights it up IT’S THE SIGHT THAT BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER ON THOMAS MORE’S CAMPUS.. AND WHETHER YOU THOUGHT IT LOOKED LIKE AN ORANGE WITH A BITE TAKEN OUT… 49:236 looks like the apple sign on an iPad and phonesOR THAT- IT WAS A PRETTY áCOOL SIGHT TO SEE. Deana Weaver//Cincinnati: “32:55 really exciting. Had never seen an eclipse”HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CAME OUT FOR THE ECLIPSE.. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE STAFF- HAD BEEN WORKING ON THIS EVENT FOR MONTHS.. David Armstrong//Thomas More President: “35:47 it is really come to fruition and our faculty have done a wonderful job with this and all our staff”Ellis Weaver: 33:28 I can see without burning my eyes AND áEVERYONE HAD THEIR OWN WAY OF VIEWING THE ECLIPSE. THOMAS MORE EVEN LET FOLKS- SEE IT THROUGH THEIR TELESCOPES. Matt Mattingly//Drove in from Maine: “39:31 there are a few events that happen in our lives that just blow us out of the water, you know an eclipse is one of them”MATT MATTINGLY DROVE IN ALL THE WAY FROM MAINE!Matt: “38:05 it’s a great turnout I I knew this was happening I saw the social media feeds and I expected there would be a few people I was surprised when I walked around the corner and to see hundreds of hundreds of people” Bret McCormick//Erlanger: “39:28 it’s the sun that’s moving out of the out of the moon”BRET MCCORMICK WAS ONE OF MANY- FROM THE TRI-STATE- WHO DECIDED TO WATCH. Bret: “40:09 it’s kind of neat it’s like something you I don’t know you really do’t think about I guess and then everybody makes a big deal about it”YOUNG- AND OLD- STRANGES- AND FRIENDS.. COMING TOGETHER TO SEE THE ECLIPSE..29:43 that is immaculate thats like once in a lifetime thing right there PEOPLE LEFT PRETTY QUICKLY AFTER THE ECLIPSE.. AND THEY’RE ALREADY TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT ONE IN 20-24. LIVE, T.J. PARKER, 9 ON YOUR SIDE.