Eclipse

Besides the genealogical tour of Savannah, we also drove up to Charleston to see the eclipse. A couple days of beautiful – but very hot! – weather, then the clouds started to roll in Monday morning. We were invited to a friend-of-friend’s house on a river a ways north-east of the city, practically on the centerline of the eclipse…

We watched with our eclipse glasses as more and more of the sun’s disk was covered by the moon. The clouds did provide enough cover for some zoom-lens photos, especially closer to totality…

The clouds grew darker and completely covered totality. We all cheered on the dark clouds as they kept moving and within about half-a-minute a clear section broke out…

You can clearly see Regulus. I’ve been an amateur backyard astronomer for 45 years; this was my first total solar eclipse. Though shaky, I’m very happy to have a couple pictures of totality.

Written on August 21, 2017