Hey all Cy here,
So the eclipse was happening right over my town, Newport, Oregon. My son in law, Matt, set up a bunch of cameras to document the eclipse. So my step daughter (Kandi), granddaughter (Ella), puppies (Wally and Gibbs), and I got ready to watch the show! And a bunch of people were outside all over the place and you can hear them watching in the video.
Matt started all of his cameras at 9:04 am when the moon began to cross over the sun. At 10:16 am the moon completely covered the sun, which is called totality, for 1 minute and 46 seconds.
Matt also had an app going that was announcing key points during the eclipse, including a count down to totality and a reminder to put the glasses back on when the darkest moments were over. During totality we felt the temperature drop, our deck lights and street lights came on, there was a bunch of cheering from the neighbors and oohs and aahhhs from us. Gibbs got chilly and Wally got scared. When the moon started exposing the sun again it got light really fast. But it would take another 78 minutes or so for the moon to completely move out of the circle of the sun. We were amazed at how much of the sun could be blocked and it not be noticeable. It wasn’t until the sun was almost all the way blocked that we could tell what was happening (without looking anyway). Also during totality, for 1 minute and 46 seconds, we were able to take off the glasses and look at the completely blocked sun. At this point, with the glasses on, you could see nothing. But with our own eyes we could see the shimmering ring around the moon which is called the corona of the sun. And it was pretty awesome! It was also fun to hear Ella’s reaction. I am sure she will remember it forever!
My cell phone camera couldn’t capture the way the corona really looked, but hopefully Matt’s camera did! The darkest part of the eclipse was over, but the cameras kept running, we kept watching, and at 11:36 am the moon was completely clear of the sun. How exciting this was!
Husband was at work and he was able to go outside with everyone and watch the totality moment of the eclipse. I called him a while later and we both shared our experience real quick.
Once Matt has his video put together I will share that link!
I hope everyone got to see the eclipse that wanted to see it!!!