Authored By: Rachel Markin
For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States. This rare event garnered thousands of spectators from across the globe who wanted to experience the once in a lifetime celestial occurrence.
Nashville, also home of Advocate Capital, Inc.’s headquarters, was the largest U.S. city in the eclipse’s path! The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the event could only be experienced on a relatively small strip on the Earth’s surface.
Our Advocate Capital, Inc. team has been looking forward to the spectacular event. Thanks to the planning of Mary K. Berst, our Vice President of Operations and Accounting, everyone was able to fully enjoy the eclipse.
The partial eclipse began around 11:58 am in Nashville. Around 1:00 pm many members of our team excitedly gathered outside our offices to watch the changing sky. Each team member had NASA approved viewing glasses.
Credit Compliance Manager, David Alford brought in his telescope and hooked it up with his phone to record excellent photos and videos of the event.
At 1:27 the Nashville scenery began to change, the sky darkened, streetlights came on and insects piped up. Some team members described the drastic change to sunset as “eerie”.
The crowd outside our offices cheered during the total eclipse, which lasted for roughly 2 minutes. Advocate Capital, Inc. was fortunate to be located in an area where the viewing was not covered by clouds (not everyone was that fortunate!).
Click here to view David Alford’s spectacular photos and video.
Special thanks to Mary K. Berst and David Alford for their work to make the historic day special for Advocate Capital, Inc. team members.