Skip Nav

Weatherman Cries During Solar Eclipse Coverage

This Weatherman's Emotional Reaction to the Eclipse Will Brighten Your Day

For many people across America today, the solar eclipse was a once-in-a-lifetime experience they'll never forget. It sounds like a cliche, but watching the solar eclipse with friends, family, and, for some, strangers is an unforgettable memory. It's how Tom Skilling, the chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, felt, as he couldn't help but cry as he reported on the event in Carbondale, Illinois.

The touching video, a clip from which you can see above, shows Skilling getting emotional as the solar eclipse reaches its totality. He hugs and high fives others as they all watch the event unfold, and apparently he even sang "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. Then, as the solar eclipse finishes, Skilling tells viewers at home, "We've been told people start sobbing. For some, it's just a life-changing event and we may start doing that too." You can watch that clip ahead.


Skilling's emotional response to the solar eclipse has also made people on the internet start crying and understand how incredible this event was.



We hope to see Skilling cover the 2024 solar eclipse to remind us why it's so darn special.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Marijuana: House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana in the US
How a Lack of COVID Relief Impacts Women
Watch Kamala Harris Call Teen Who Painted Her in Viral Video
Funny Video of a Toddler Sitting Inside an Empty Cabinet
I Came to the United States as an Unaccompanied Minor
How to Use Teleparty
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Praises Voters at Climate Rally
How to Honour Native Americans on Thanksgiving
Best Tech Gifts on Amazon Under $50
Kamala Harris Gives Acceptance Speech For Vice Presidency
Abby Phillip on the Impact of Black Women on the Election
Joe Biden Has Won the 2020 Presidential Election
Latest Tech