Meet Laverne Biser - A 105-Year-Old Eclipse Chaser Excited To Add The 13th To His List

April 2, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Fort Worth, Texas.

A 105-year-old eclipse enthusiast from Texas is gearing up to witness his 13th solar eclipse on April 8, extending a lifelong fascination that has taken him across continents.

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Laverne Biser / FOX 26 Houston

Laverne Biser embarked on his eclipse journey in 1963, trekking to Maine for his inaugural experience. Since then, he has captured these celestial spectacles through his camera lens, cherishing each moment despite the challenges of photographing against a dark sky.

One of his favorite photos he's taken was in 1979 during a solar eclipse in Williston, South Dakota.

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His favorite photo from 1979 / FOX 26 Houston

His passion for eclipses has led him to traverse the globe, from Texas to Brazil, in search of these awe-inspiring phenomena. For Biser, each eclipse holds its own unique beauty, a sentiment that has fueled his relentless pursuit of these cosmic events.

Despite his extensive travels, Biser finds special significance in the upcoming eclipse, which will grace his own backyard. Offering advice to fellow viewers, he emphasizes the importance of experiencing the entire event, urging spectators to remove their glasses during the total eclipse to fully appreciate its splendor.

Watch the interview with Biser below.

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