Eclipse? What Eclipse.

 

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

 

For months we have been barraged with updates about the coming solar eclipse.  We thought about it, and said, sure, we will watch.  Except you can’t if you don’t find the proper glasses.  Fred looked around for those glasses, and there were none.  Until he saw our local library giving them out to the line.  He got in line, and the woman right before him got the last pair of glasses.  LOL!  So he hit several stores for welder’s glasses, and came up with none.

It’s not like we didn’t do something here.  All Sunday Fred built a really nice black box about a tapered three feet high and probably 16 inches across.  He cut out two holes for the reflection.  One hole he had his phone over and it recorded the motion of the moon.

But it was rather a dud here in Atlanta.  The sun didn’t seem to dim any, but the sky took on a weird blue/green/gray tint for about 30 minutes.  So, I guess the sun was dimming. Our rooster, Goofy, crowed and the birds and cicadas went quiet.  Mia, our English Staffie refused to go out of the house.  She can be stubborn.  There was something out there that was spooky to her.  Wise dog.

That weird tint of the sky was the most memorable of the event for us.  I think it would be the color of the last day of Earth.  That, just the color, was eerie, mysterious and had a supernatural effect on shadows and surroundings.

Maybe that was enough to crow about.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2017

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13 Responses to “Eclipse? What Eclipse.”

  1. kanzensakura Says:

    We achieved totality up this way. The animals and insects became totally quiet. I made a view out of a cereal box and watched it under a tree with the leaves making crescent shaped shadows…and I took pics. It was cool.

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  2. Hélène Says:

    How wonderful that you did see those colors and experienced it. Not much happened here, cloud over everything.

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  3. Frank Hubeny Says:

    We didn’t see it either because of the clouds, but the sky dimmed. Some of my relatives consider it bad luck to watch the solar eclipse. The clouds made them happy.

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Frank! That made me laugh. I was thinking even though the eclipse was rather a no show, the troglodytes here shot off guns and fire crackers. Any excuse to shot off their weapons. Geez. Though, it does remind one of how the ancients built bonfires to encourage the sun to return. So maybe this gunfire/bonfire is genetic to mankind>?

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  5. ladynyo Says:

    hello Helene! How are you? Yes, well the colors of the surrounding atmosphere was spooky. It was rather unnerving. But beautiful in an ethereal way. Sorry about the clouds up your way.

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  6. ladynyo Says:

    wow, that sounds cool. We got little from that so called 97% but the atmosphere for about 30 minutes was eerie.

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  7. kanzensakura Says:

    Yes. It was eerie here. No wonder the ancients feared such an event.

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  8. ladynyo Says:

    Here, the sun must have dimmed (but it doesn’t) but it really looked the same…or perhaps we just didn’t have the viewing right? But the atmosphere was….startling.

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  9. kanzensakura Says:

    You are farther south than we are. But Charleston had totality. But anyway- a grey day was had by all!

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  10. Hélène Says:

    Well, I am back on WP after nearly 3 months. So much has happened to me in that time. Too much and I do hope I can rest now.

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  11. Nick Says:

    I love your photo, very ethereal! Atlanta wasn’t in the direct path of the eclipse which explains why you only got a relatively muted eclipse effect. Still, it must have been spooky nonetheless!

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  12. ladynyo Says:

    Spooky, yes it was Nick. But the atmosphere (spooky) redeemed the ‘no show eclipse’.

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  13. ladynyo Says:

    I hope you, dear Helene, find peace, comfort and rest. Bless you.

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