Houston County students watch solar eclipse

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Monday's solar eclipse caused many school districts to change their schedules for safety. A few districts chose to end the day early, while others like Bibb and Houston counties extended the day. Students at Langston Road Elementary in Perry watched the partial eclipse outside.

After learning about the eclipse since last week, students in Mrs. Watson's 3rd grade class finally got to see what happened in real life. Students like Chloe Pugh put on their eclipse glasses and watched it happen before their own protected eyes

“Me and my friends looked at the sun which was getting covered up by the moon and it was really cool,” Pugh said.

Every student had their own take on what it looked like.

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“In the glasses, it’s just pitch black and all I see is a shiny ring of fire,” Pugh said.

As the moon continued to pass, the descriptions got more interesting.

“It’s getting brighter, and if you kind of pull the glasses up, you can see another God’s thumb,” Messiah Holliday said.

While it wasn’t what he fully expected, he’s thankful to be out of the classroom.

“Yeah, you do have to read about it, but my first time when I just put on those glasses -- mind blown, it's like total solar eclipse,” Holliday said.

A mind-blowing experience these students will never forget. “It was awesome,” Pugh said.