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Eclipse a Hit Even Where Sun Not Totally Blocked

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Monday, 21 August 2017 02:28 PM

Northwest cities not quite in the path of totality also enjoyed the solar eclipse.

Boise is not in totality. But birds quieted down briefly when 99.5 percent of sun was blocked. And some neighborhoods erupted into applause and hooting as residents cheered the show from their yards.

In Portland, hundreds gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to see the rare celestial event. Some office workers stood on rooftops, and small crowds gathered on the sidewalks, looking skyward. Some expressed surprise that even a sliver of sun can prevent a city from falling into darkness.

Within minutes, traffic resumed on what had been eerily quiet downtown streets.

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Northwest cities not quite in the path of totality also enjoyed the solar eclipse. Boise is not in totality. But birds quieted down briefly when 99.5 percent of sun was blocked.
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Monday, 21 August 2017 02:28 PM
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