Hundreds of spectators flocked to the Northern Illinois University courtyard near Davis Hall for the solar eclipse.
Patrons ranged in age and background. Some used eclipse glasses provided by NIU's STEM Department, while others made it a do-it-yourself project.
Homemade viewing devices included cut-out cereal boxes and paper plates adorned with tinfoil.
Nicole Henryson is an NIU history professor who brought her kids to work today. She said she's grateful to witness her second solar eclipse as an adult.