Northeast Wisconsin celebrates solar eclipse

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - People in Northeast Wisconsin stopped what they were doing Monday and joined the solar eclipse mania that swept the nation.

For most U.S. residents, this eclipse was seen as a partial eclipse – Northeast Wisconsin included.

The moon passed in front of the sun at 11:53 a.m. The maximum eclipse happened at 1:16 p.m. The eclipse ended at 2:37 p.m.

In downtown Green Bay, eclipse-watchers viewed the celestial event from the CityDeck. Downtown Green Bay, Inc. handed out eclipse glasses and t-shirts. St. Norbert Assistant Professor of Physics, Michael Olsen, provided telescopes for safe viewing of the eclipse.

"This was an amazing experience and 99 years ago I wasn’t here and so now I got a chance," said Debbie Pelischek an eclipse spectator on the CityDeck in Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers viewed the eclipse from downtown Green Bay. He posted this photo on his Instagram page.

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The Barlow Planetarium at UW-Fox Valley hosted a solar eclipse watch party. The planetarium offered views of the eclipse from solar telescopes.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers played baseball during the eclipse. The team set up an eclipse viewing station at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. The team's cameras had special filters to show the eclipse on the scoreboard.

Action 2 News will bring you the sights from these local celebrations and national coverage tonight.

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