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.

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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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