The Eclipse! An Update.

Okay, people, I’ve just got to say that the eclipse was a big fat disappointment, at least in my town! It barely even got dark! Actually, it didn’t get dark at all. The sun was noticeably dimmer, so I guess I had my experience of what it would be like to live on a different planet further away from the sun (which is pretty cool, since living on different planets is a common theme in science fiction). But as I said, it wasn’t even dark!

I did get a cool picture of the shadows of leaves as the eclipse was taking place.

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Apparently that crescent shape only happens during an eclipse. I didn’t even realize it at the time—I just thought it looked cool.

And no, I did not look up at the sun. A lot of my coworkers had those eclipse glasses, but, like I said before, I just didn’t trust them. (The glasses, I mean, not my coworkers.) The only way I would look directly at an eclipse is if I had access to a telescope in an astronomy department of a university. I’d trust that to be properly shielded.

Meanwhile, my best friend went to a town that was in the path of the total eclipse. This is what she saw.

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Now that I think about it, it was still a pretty cool experience. Practically everyone working in the part of town where my office is turned out to see it and that was neat.


One thought on “The Eclipse! An Update.

  1. That picture of the leaves is really cool, Natalie! I forgot to look anywhere except up. We drove to where we could experience the full eclipse. The experience was a bit underwhelming until the exact moment of totality. It lasted about a minute, and then everything was back to normal. Even with just a sliver of the sun visible, nothing seemed that different.

    PS: I also was suspicious about the glasses… always thinking of Day of the Triffids. Luckily I haven’t heard about anyone going blind and getting eaten by a plant yet, haha.

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