Today's eclipse...

FarmerJamie

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NE Ohio at the height of Today's event. We didn't have the fancy gear so we improvised
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Anyone in the totality path?
 

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I believe the scientific estimate of coverage here was 85%. It was interesting to watch. I have an arc-welding mask. We also made a pin-hole viewing device. Both worked well. Didn't record any image, though.

One thing that was interesting was the sharp shadows of objects around our place that were cast in the dim sun llght, unlike very vague shadows or none at all when there are clouds or fog in front of the sun.
 

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We ended up on the Western edge of Nebraska, 3 miles north of the center of the totality swath. It was AMAZING. The changes in the lighting from 80% on were amazing. The shadows were phenomenal, like @Joel_BC noted. We were not set up to capture images of the eclipse. DH took some panoramas of the horizon - was like beautiful purple sunset, but 360 degrees.

Poor DS2 was oblivious until totality and then he climbed up and gave me the biggest bear hug ever, he was petrified, wouldn't let go.
 

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It was mostly sunny here, at the 75% height, it was clear blue sky with dimming light. We are in the 2024 totality path here
 

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So cool! Poor kiddo!

We had 61% and my DD couldn't care less. I had both of DH's welding helmets set out to go see whatever we could see but she didn't care. Hey 2024 I will have totality in northern New England. Woot! Lol
 

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DH is already planning to travel for 2024. :gig. He's addicted to solar eclipses now. It's really something else. Words don't do it justice.
 

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