People across Connecticut look to the skies for solar eclipse

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — As the shadow of the moon began its subtle creep, the Thomas family was ready and waiting for the solar eclipse.

They gathered around their pin-hole telescope as kids on the beach tried to explain what they were seeing.

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Across the state, at the Glastonbury Planetarium, a line of people formed as space enthusiasts waited to peer into the sky.

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More than 750 people took part in the event as sky watchers paused from their routines to look upward.

“[It’s a] good moment to stop worrying about all your daily stuff and world stuff and focus on our university.,” said Jason Archer, planetarium coordinator at Yale University.

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