#TBT – 2017 Solar Eclipse

To all my readers in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving!  Here’s a Throwback Thursday post for you to enjoy 🙂

The 2017 Full Solar Eclipse, which happened on August 21, 2017, covered a large swath of the United States.  While my work was in the path of the eclipse, I didn’t trust management to let us go outside to see it, and since this was a once-in-a-lifetime event, I took the day off and went to my parents’ house for the day, which was right smack-dab in the middle of the eclipse totality.  While none of us were able to get a good picture of the eclipse itself, Mom did get some great panoramas of the light changes while the eclipse was happening, which she has given me permission to share here.

Let me just say this: If you ever have the opportunity to view a full eclipse, I highly recommend it.  Even though the totality may not last more than a few minutes, the entire experience, from the seeing the moon inch into place through the solar glasses to the light changes to the unexpected temperature drop, is completely worth it.


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