Hundreds of residents from all over Milwaukee endured clouds, humidity and a brief rain shower to watch the midday sun disappear during one of Earth’s rarest natural events—a full solar eclipse.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) hosted a free, family-oriented event to view the eclipse from the grounds adjacent to UWM’s Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC) at 3135 W. Maryland Ave. The event included live music, a “bounce house” for kids, food for purchase, telescopes for a closer view of the phenomenon, a live video feed from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and special viewing glasses, which were sold out before noon.
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