That’s All Folks

This is a shadow from a tree but shows a replicated view of the crescent sun as the eclipse is nearing totality

Enjoyed the shadows cast on the fence just several minutes before totality of what is dubbed to be the “great American eclipse“. It’s interesting how it created the effect of people’s heads in a crowd, exactly what was taking place across the country. I’ve had the privilege of viewing it from the backyard and thankful I didn’t have to drive far to see it.

Just a few minutes before totality.

I thought my camera created a chromatic aberration here with the purple ring but other people’s footage also showed purple.

Path of totality: Salem, OR

Less than 2 minutes to view a once in a lifetime occurrence of totality with a very limiting optical device, no zoom nor solar filter attached to the camera. Bummer! But, the event was spectacular and didn’t disappoint! Total darkness during daytime and experiencing the sudden drop of atmospheric temperature is something I’ll never forget. It certainly had an eerie feel attached to it as my son mentioned would make a great plot for a game where people who saw the eclipse would turn into zombies. It is interesting how scientists pick this particular day to send off balloons with bacteria resistant to antibiotics into the atmosphere.

Notice the inverted imprint as the sun peeks out again

And a few minutes later… I wish I could rewind time to see it again.

Life goes on and sad to say, back to the humdrum of societal chaos.

6 thoughts on “That’s All Folks

  1. At least you got to witness it. Las Vegas didn’t get much of a show, it never even got dark.
    I hope that the Christians who counted on the eclipse as the start of something…weren’t dissatisfied…

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    1. It truly was a sight to behold. The chill that pervaded the air… It’s interesting also that the path of this eclipse makes a diagonal divide of the US, which to me is “almost” symbolic of the political divide plaguing the country (if this were to be a sign) but that’s only my opinion.

      I don’t personally consider this to be a start of something (I’m sure some do like Mark Biltz) though the bible is full of references to signs in the sky with eschatological significance. It is a given we are living in the end times gauging by the social climate- lawlessness, apostasy etc. but when it comes to being definite about attaching eclipses to particular events, Christians ought not go beyond what is revealed in Scripture.

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    1. Same here. I did not actually watch the entire duration to totality. My solar glasses had a small defect on it and with my eyes already bad as it is, I decided to just periodically look rather than constantly stare at the sun.

      It totally got dark where we were. I switched lenses on my camera quickly and I had to turn on the lights to see what I was doing.

      It didn’t occur to me to put over my solar glasses on the camera lens while it was happening. Dunno how that would have turned out. I only thought of it after the fact it was almost over. 😦

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