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.
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.
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.