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Amateur astronomers take in the total solar eclipse

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Amateur astronomer taking in the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV) Amateur astronomer taking in the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV)

(ST. GENEVIEVE, Mo.) -- If it's one thing amateur astronomers know that us laymen don't, it's the sky. 

"You have no idea how it is to look into the telescope. It is so gorgeous," said amateur astronomer, Alex Garcia-Moreno. 

Aug. 21, 2017, otherwise known as Total Solar Eclipse Day, is like a scientist's Super Bowl. 

"I've read about it. People say the shadows are all strange. Animals act crazy. Who knows what else? It gets cold. There is wind," said David Hulbert. 

Some eclipse watchers in Saint Genevieve don't recall the cold or wind. But, felt something unfamiliar. 

"Man, this is so cool. Ok George, you will see all of the sun spots change," said one woman. 

The woman surprised by her own excitement was eager to share the experience with her husband. 

Eight-year-old Alaina Danbrosia was in the sharing mood, too. 

"My dad said the last time there was an eclipse, he was younger than Nathan," said Danbrosia. 

Nathan, Danbrosia's younger brother, wore his glasses. He didn't care as much. 

For those who missed the total solar eclipse, you'll have to ask someone who was a part of the big day. 

"It's like someone took a big bite out of a cookie. It looks, when you see through a telescope, like a bite coming out of it and the moon coming in," said Lauren Moran. 

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