“Oohs!” and “Aaahhs!” and shouts of “Awesome!” filled the air as the Moon blotted out the Sun.
And, yes, birds did fly in circles.
The Great American Eclipse did not disappoint.
The once-in-a-lifetime celestial show, however, was made even more special by a pervading sense of excitement and comradery. Whether you watched the eclipse alone in front of your computer, joined co-workers as everyone spilled out of their offices to gaze skyward, or were lucky enough to travel to totality, we were all united for a short while on August 21, 2017.
Astronomer Eric Gustafson from the St. Louis Science Center Planetarium told us the eclipse would be “amazing”. He was not wrong.
Please visit the Division of Nephrology on Facebook to see pictures and videos of how we witnessed the big event.