While everyone else looked up in the sky, I looked down and made an amazing discovery.
When I learned the total eclipse could be experienced by traveling for under three hours to Wyoming, I mapped it out. Predicted traffic woes changed my view. I decided to stay in my own backyard. Experts explained that even with 94% of the sun blocked out, 6% would be enough to ruin the blackout effect. They were right and yet I discovered something else by looking down.
First I setup my camera since I wanted to record anything weird that happened, like a freak migration of owls or a coyote stampede. When that didn’t happen, I slacklined during the beginning of the eclipse.
I couldn’t view anything in those black lenses, so I kept my head up for once.
Note to Self: Wear blackout shades when slacklining from now on.
The scientists were right and the eclipse dimmed the light and cooled the temperature, but it wasn’t super dark.
But this discovery really excited me. I looked down and viewed thousands of eclipses. They danced upon my patio!
Click below to watch them dance:
They seemed holographic as if they hovered over the ground.
Here’s another video from Instagram. Watch them move!
In 1970, I used the pinhole technique to view the eclipse. This was so much better, don’t you think? Make sure to click on the videos get the full effect.
Did you watch the eclipse or the coverage? Do you think it would be worth traveling for the next one in April 2024 or do you live in its shadow?
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