UW Research Shows Sagebrush Response to 2017 Eclipse

In 2017, the people of Wyoming and many visitors from around the world enjoyed prime seats for the rare total solar eclipse. According to University of Wyoming Vice President for Communications and Marketing Chad Baldwin, one of their doctoral students capitalized on the opportunity to study the effect the eclipse had on a native plant.

The student, Daniel Beverly, did his fieldwork at a site about 50 miles southeast of Yellowstone National Park. That site reportedly experienced the eclipse totality for 2 minutes and 18 seconds. The total time of the event including partial eclipse coverage lasted 2 hours 45 minutes and 36 seconds.


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