Ga. beachgoers see rare eclipse

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 7:24 AM
Last updated 6:46 PM
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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A handful of people were on the beach on St. Simons Island on a chilly Sunday morning at sunrise to see a partial solar eclipse. 

Rare eclipse seen from St. Simons beach Sunday morning.  Morris News Sevice
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Rare eclipse seen from St. Simons beach Sunday morning.

A bank of clouds on the horizon blocked the sun as it rose, but by 6:45 a.m. the sun was above the clouds with its lower left side covered by the moon. 

Some who came out for their morning walks with their dogs were surprised, but a few others came just to watch the rare phenomenon. Some came prepared with glass from welders’ shields to protect their eyes and heavy sweaters and jackets for the chill with temperatures in the low 40s. 

Most just photographed it with their phone cameras.

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