There had been a lot of attention about the solar eclipse that took place on Monday, August 21, 2017 when most Americans looked up at the sky to see the moon and the sun come into perfect alignment. There was a total Eclipse in 14 states starting at Oregon that went through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and ended at South Carolina. The rest of the United States experienced a partial eclipse. Therefore, it is only reasonable to follow up with some interesting, unique, and unexpected things that occurred during the event.

Babies born

There have been several reports about babies born during the eclipse. The eclipse ended up in South Carolina, and just a few hours before it happened in that particular state, a Baby Girl was born. Parents had no problem deciding on a name for their newborn. They legally named her Eclipse, and the family says she will probably be called Clipsey.

The parents had planned to name their daughter Violet. At the last minute, both Freedom and Michael Eubanks decided to mark the event with a special first name.

The baby's middle name is also a little different. Eclipse Alizabeth Eubank was born Monday morning, August 21, at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. The baby girl was not due until September 3. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Besides Eclipse, there were 10 other babies born at the same hospital on Monday and all the babies were given eclipse-themed gifts.

Other hospitals

Tara White went into labor at 9 a.m. and her baby girl was born at Sacred Hospital at 1:36 p.m. at the exact moment of the height of the eclipse in Pensacola, Florida. However, she wasn't named Eclipse like the South Carolina baby. Instead, she was named Charlotte Roel Easterly. Another baby was born at the hospital on Monday within hours of the eclipse, but Charlotte was the only baby born during the eclipse.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Other babies born during or close to the total eclipse include Lena Ray who was the first of seven babies born on Monday at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kansas. Lena Ray weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

Most of the parents said they were going to save pictures and newspaper clippings of the eclipse for their babies' scrapbooks.

Not only were babies born during the eclipse, but several marriages also took place because couples were inspired by the diamond ring image at the end of the eclipse.

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