I tried to get photos of the eclipse today, but even with a special app, my phone just couldn't handle it. Pity. I should at least have gotten a nice crescent out of it, even though I'm too far away from the center of the action. The sky darkened here a little, but not a lot; it looked like it was just cloudy even though it's only hazy at most.
For my money the annular eclipse of '94 was so much better. The path of greatest eclipse passed right over us and even though it was cloudy that day, I got to see quite a bit of it, including watching the moon slowly gobble up the sun.
The good news is, the 2024 eclipse should pass very very close to me, so assuming I'm able to get a few dozen miles north or west that day, I should be able to see that one. Of course it's in April, so the weather will be a complete crap shoot.
Aug 21 2017, 12:03 pm