We observed the solar eclipse
at the Vineyard Mountain Swim Club
in Corvallis, OR.
As totality approached, there was a
noticeable drop in the temperature.
The breeze picked up, which we were
told was typical for evening time.
It was the equivalent of sunset,
but not total darkness.
Totality was an amazing experience.
For 1 minute 49 seconds we could
observe the eclipsed sun and the
sun's corona without our eclipse
glasses. It was an incredible and
As the moon moved from in front the
sun, we could see shimmering shadows
of the sun's corona cast on the
concrete surrounding the pool. I
didn't expect that at all. What an
experience - Wow!!
-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF,
NCDXC - "It's about DX!"
* Jerry n9avy@...
> You and hundreds of
thousands of other "Eclipse
Peepers" ! Traffic jams
> will be horrific ! Good
luck ! Watch out afterwards
for people driving
> who had wrong types of
solar glasses. Full report on
your return !
It was pretty amazing. I got
some pretty good pictures and
met some great
people. I even remembered to
actually look up at totality
in between taking
all the pictures with the
The strangest thing for me was
the lighting. Very hard to
describe what it
looked like. The closest
comparison I can make is the
orangeish tint from
street lamps or looking
through blu-blocker glasses.
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