The long awaited and heavily promoted solar eclipse of 2017 is now history. For months, we have waited for the day to arrive. This was the big one, a full eclipse, and it would cross an area of the nation, which had not seen such an event for many years. While Cowley County was not in the main path, we would still see a 90 percent eclipse. It would be a significant event, and one worth seeing. Seeing a full eclipse for most of us is a once in a lifetime opportunity.