Loyola Lens

Ramblers gather for rare solar eclipse

By Vivian Ewing
Photos by Lukas Keapproth

April 12, 2024

On April 8, hundreds of members of the Loyola community came outside to view the solar eclipse. Students gathered on the east quad and elsewhere on campus to celebrate a rare celestial moment on one of the warmest days of spring thus far. At 2:07 p.m., Chicago experienced peak coverage—93.9%. The sky grew dark, the temperature dropped and the crowd cheered.