St Albans photographer races across USA to witness the eclipse
- Credit: Archant
A photographer from St Albans raced across the USA to see the solar eclipse.
Craig Shepheard and his son Toby flew to Chicago, then travelled along Route 66 to St Louis.
The two then went to Carbondale in Illinois, along with 100,000 others, one of the only places on Earth that will see two solar eclipses.
The first was yesterday, and the second will be in seven years time.
Craig said: “We will come back in seven years to watch it all again.”
You may also want to watch:
The reason Carbondale gets to see two eclipses is because this eclipse and another in 2024 will overlap over Carbondale and the surrounding areas.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the Earth during its orbit of our planet.
- 1 7 of the best brunches in St Albans and Harpenden
- 2 Oaklands College being investigated for breach of planning over nursery closure
- 3 Ammunition found in bag on St Albans street
- 4 'Abusive and aggressive' St Albans man given Criminal Behaviour Order
- 5 From Hertfordshire to the Strictly dancefloor: 7 Strictly Come Dancing contestant from the county
- 6 When Nicole Kidman played the Russian mail order bride of a St Albans bank clerk
- 7 Bee inspired by new display at St Albans restaurant
- 8 6 Oscar-winning movies filmed on location in Hertfordshire
- 9 Teenager strangled in attack in St Albans park
- 10 8 filming locations of Netflix royal drama The Crown in Hertfordshire
Yesterday’s was a total solar eclipse, as witnessed in Britain in 1999.
The next of that sort which can be seen in Britain will be in September 2090.
People in the Shetlands will be able to see a partial eclipse in August 2018.