Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

An out-of-this-world eclipse viewing experience! 🌒 Physics major Krish Patel ’24 (middle) and fellow Students for the Development and Exploration of Space members used a weather balloon to capture the April 8 total solar eclipse from 80,000 feet above campus with a cutting-edge 360-degree camera. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

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“I admit being a little nervous to take off my eclipse glasses, but when I did, I saw that the whole sky was just lavender.... It was the whole sensory package.”

Scientific American quotes Tracy Gregg, chair of the Department of Geology, about the solar eclipse phenomenon known as the Purkinje effect, which produces a natural shift in color perception caused by fluctuating light levels.

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