07/06/2023 06:33 PM | Click to read full article
In 1994, Erie experienced a ring eclipse, where 94% of the sun's light was blocked, creating a ring of fire in the sky. While it didn't generate the same level of excitement as the upcoming total eclipse in 2024, astronomers and spectators gathered to witness the event. The eclipse caused a twilight-like aura, and people used creative methods like observing the eclipse through pinhole cameras created by tree leaves. Another annular eclipse is expected in Erie on October 14.