I spent a fair amount of time last night and this morning worrying about the weather, and where to go for the best view of today’s eclipse. Much time was spent fretting over things like “partly cloudy” and “partly sunny.” In the end, I realized there wasn’t much I could do to control cloud cover, so I picked a spot I liked, and drove out. And after all that wondering, conditions couldn’t have been better. There were some early clouds, but after about 25 minutes or so, they’d moved on, and we had an unobstructed view of the entire eclipse.
I finally got to use my telescope for something besides looking at the moon, and I’m pretty happy with the results! Admittedly, these picture will never fully capture how it looked when totality hit. For that, I’m very glad I made a point of just looking at everything with my eyes.
That said, these pictures are still quite cool, and I’m glad to have had the chance to experience the event. And hey–only seven years until the next one!