Eclipse sunset

The Eclipse, part II: Totality

The eclipse was remarkable, resplendent —an experience we will feel deeply, even though words may fail.  Michael was the primary photographer.  He took some excellent pictures, as you can see from the two I took with my iPhone through his view screen.

My deepest memories are how suddenly it became cold as totality approached.  It reminded me of our utter dependency on the sun’s warmth.  Then came the incredible, unique light on the western horizon that I had never seen before– “sunset” came and went in a few seconds.  And finally the sun’s corona, a sight we had never seen and will never see again.  Yet, all remains deeply embedded in our collective, shared memories to feast on, to share with family and with friends.

 

eclipse viewers
viewing the eclipse
Eclipse viewer
Meg

 

 

waiting for the Oregon eclipse
waiting for the Oregon eclipse
sunburst on eclipse glasses
sunburst on eclipse glasses
Eclipse photographer
Michael setting up his camera

 

partial eclipse in viewfinder
partial eclipse in Michael’s viewfinder
Eclipse sunset
Eclipse sunset
eclipse star burst
eclipse star burst
eclipse sunburst
eclipse sunburst
Totality with sun flares
Totality with sun flares

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