On Monday, Hyden HRC residents and staff, dressed in their proper protective eyewear, gathered outside the facility to witness the solar eclipse. The event, which has been coined “The Great American Eclipse,” has been the motive of many travel plans and generated buzz throughout the country due to it being the first time since 1918 that the eclipse cast its shadow from coast to coast.

 According to NASA, a total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks the view of the sun for up to about three hours from a given location.

Although, not in the path of totality, it didn’t hinder Hyden HRC’s enthusiasm or celebration as they continued to marvel at the eclipse for minutes, pointing out the greatness of it to each other. The next chance to witness a total solar eclipse will be on April 8, 2024.