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A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
Niels Moeller, left, and Karsten Moeller, both of Copenhagen, Denmark, watched the total solar eclipse Monday in downtown Cobden. They were wearing protective eyeglasses while watching the eclipse.
Dozens of visitors, including those who had traveled from foreign countries, gathered Monday in downtown Cobden to view a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse began at around noon and reached totality at about 1:21 p.m. Eclipse watchers from England, Denmark, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi,...
Spectators viewed the solar eclipse from different parts of the Union County Fair at the Anna City Park in Anna. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
On Monday, August 21, the nation experienced a total solar eclipse. The path of the solar eclipse was across the entire continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Thousands of people in Southern Illinois experienced the wonder of the total eclipse at locations which included the...
Recover from eclipse-mania with a celebration of Southern Illinois talent and tastes. Enjoy the bluesy Ivas John Band and the friendly atmosphere of The Old Feed Store, fill a plate, and sample local libations prepared Sunday, Aug. 27. Food Works invites supporters of Southern Illinois farm, music...
From left are church members David Hogue and Sue Rohrschneider, Rep. Bost, church member Darrell Ross and Nick Rafael, Bost’s staff assistant.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., center, helped to serve a free community meal on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Harvest Church of Southern Illinois in Anna. The Anna church offers the ministry as a service to the community each Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals have been served for about five...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
Map from eclipse.siu.edu.
(Editor’s note: the following information was posted on the eclipse.siu.edu website.) On Aug. 21, total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south of Carbondale.  This region in Southern Illinois is not only in the...
With as many as 200,000 additional people expected to be in Southern Illinois during the solar eclipse weekend, emergency management agencies and local authorities throughout the area have been meeting to insure plans are in place to address any problems that may arise.   Union County Hospital in...
Union County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the...
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...

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