Barlow Planetarium director shares the wonder of a solar eclipse

A solar eclipse reaches near totality in St. Clair, Mo., Aug. 21, 2017. (Photo submitted by Alan Peche)

(WLUK) -- It was a trip decades in the making for Alan Peche.

Peche, the director of the Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, traveled to St. Clair, Missouri, Monday to watch the solar eclipse. He said he was lucky to end up in a location with clear skies; many nearby areas were covered with clouds.

Peche described the experience in an interview on Good Day Wisconsin Tuesday. He also shared photos with us.

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Here's a view of the moon's shadow as it crossed the United States, courtesy of UW-Madison:

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