Like most of America, we viewed the solar eclipse Monday. Originally, I had planned to drive to mom and dads because they were in 100% totality. But since our totality percentage was 99.4, I decided that two hours on the interstate and traffic wasn’t worth it. I regret my decision.
It started out sunny, but as totality got closer and closer, so did storm clouds. Piper went down for a nap about 15 minutes before totality, so Chris, Colton and I all got to be outside together.
At the time of totality, clouds had socked in and we had some apocolyptic mood thunder.
It didn’t get as dark as I thought, only dark like just before a severe storm.
It’s amazing when you think about it, how much light .6% of the sun gives off. My sister Suzanne posted some amazing shots of totality, since she was nearly in dead center of the totality path. After looking at her pictures, I definitely regretted not going! But since the 2024 totality path isn’t too far from us, a couple hours drive again, I think we’re going to hit the road for that!