Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 Total Eclipse 2017

The Total Solar Eclipse occurred Monday, August 21, 2017.
Precisely, this is where the moon completely covers the sun.
The skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina in the first TOTAL  solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years!
Quite the strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day!
Traveling to the 'best place to view' the total eclipse was not an option for us.
There was lots of hype, and lots of disappointment, but for us, it was a pleasant few minutes in our back yard!
Here are a few pics that I captured with my cell phone!

Each gap in the leaves acted as its own pinhole. We were able to see images of the eclipse in each of those gaps!  No special glasses were required for our fun in the backyard!