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Listen / If you’re still seeing spots from the solar eclipse, it’s past time to see a doctor. But it looks like Tennesseans heeded warnings about potential eye damage. Nashville’s largest retina specialists say they haven’t diagnosed anyone with eclipse-related vision loss.
Here’s a follow up of sorts to a story WPLN’s Meribah Knight did before the eclipse on how the Nashville Zoo was preparing to observe, with the help of citizen scientists, the reaction of animals during the eclipse. Listen /
Listen / In East Nashville’s James Cayce Homes, resident Tori Winston, 28, adjusted the eclipse glasses on her young nephew. “Look straight at the sun,” she said. “You see that little bitty spot on the sun? That’s the eclipse.” The impromptu viewing party had just begun and every step of the way, kids were slack-jawed […]
Listen / It’s often easy to tell how old someone is based on the earliest major event they can remember — and for some first graders at Carroll Oakland School in Lebanon, the rare solar eclipse may be that moment.
We’ve seen plenty of photos of what the total solar eclipse looked like — but what did it sound like? Fortunately, WPLN reporters were scattered throughout Middle Tennessee, recorders in hand, to find out. From the eerie pre-eclipse shadows, to the first glimpses of totality, to the sun reappearing, the experience was as aural as […]
This post will be updated throughout the day as WPLN reporters observe the eclipse and the crowds gathered to enjoy it. Newest info will be up top.
Listen / The 101st Airborne Division will be on alert as a rare solar eclipse crosses Middle Tennessee on Monday. Fort Campbell has decided to suspend regular business for the day.
Listen / In the largest recall so far in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center says it can’t trust the 8,000 pairs of eclipse glasses it gave out over the weekend at the Williamson County Fair.
Listen / TDOT is discouraging Tennesseans from trying to chase a view of next week’s eclipse on the interstate, whether to dodge clouds or lengthen the viewing time. Emergency responders aren’t sure what to expect, but they’re worried about the potential for gridlock or even chaos.