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Solar eclipse viewing in Tucson

Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 21:25:30-04

The moment millions of people were waiting for Monday... the chance to see the moon cover the sun creating darkness in some parts of the country.

Academy of Tucson Middle School students wore protective glasses to watch the eclipse from their playground.

The school also provided telescopes for the children to get a better look. 

"We love science," said Faith Siath, an Academy of Tucson Middle School 8th grader. "You know this is going to happen once in our life and we are really excited for this."

"It was a great experience for them," said Cary Jensen, a teacher at Academy of Tucson Middle School. "It is a once in a lifetime for these kids. Many of them have never seen it before and will never see one again and I think it is an experience they can share with their kids and grandkids and it is something a lot of fun for them and it is a good learning experience."

The eclipse peaked at 10:36 a.m. and finished just after noon. 

The next time the sun goes dark will be in 2024.