You may recall the huge excitement about this year’s coast-to-coast solar eclipse! But were YOU in the path of totality? Were you one of unlucky ones who saw it on a livestream? Well have no fear! This girl’s got you covered.
Let me start off by saying that where I live was one of the places in the path of totality for the eclipse. That’s where the moon completely covers the sun, and you can remove those special viewing glasses for a short period of time to take photos or whatever. Anyway, people from all over had traveled here just to see this thing, since there were many places to view it!
|I'm near the fourth star shown here.|
And of course, they also traveled to the other places in the path.
This past Friday I received these glasses at school:
|Oh goody. I'm part of an experiment.|
The people who came to my school to talk about this eclipse wanted us (the students) to take pictures and document things and finally send it to them. Or NASA. I know there were others who willingly did that. But what I want to willingly do is share what I witnessed with y’all. (Because Ludwig said he wanted an article on the eclipse, I took photos of it. Would this even get seen under Guest Art?)
Oh, and I wasn’t alone in viewing this event. My aunt called me around noon, wondering if I wanted to watch the eclipse with her. So I did. I don’t regret it.
|This dog was with us too.|
Okay! So around the time that picture was taken it was before 1:10 PM.
...Boring right? Hold on…
|1:25 PM. Almost time for totality! (That’s not my house over there.)|
It was at this point I kept saying to my aunt “This is sooo cool!” and “This is freaky!”. Around this time the dog didn’t move. Huh. Guess animals do act weird during eclipses.
|1:28 PM! It’s time! The sky looks cool back there…|
|1:29 PM! Curse you, Galaxy S7! I deserve a better photo than this!|
We heard fireworks from the airport once totality occurred. That’s one way to celebrate an event that won’t happen again for 500 years.
|1:30 PM. Looks like a sunset over there.|
|1:32 PM. Becoming lighter…|
|1:40 PM. Little crescent moons!|
(For more chairs, here are the chairs KoopaTV's staffers all use to watch important events.)
It was short, but sweet. Honestly, you had to be there to see for yourself how cool it was in person. Of course, after wearing my glasses for so long, my eyes began to hurt. Eh, it was worth it for you guys.
I apologize for the quality of those photos, and for the capturing of them on my mobile device. I need a camera like Lotta Hart’s. I-I won’t post tabloids!
|A $700 camera! (I always get screenshots of her with this face.)|
So, the eclipse was truly amazing—if you were wearing the real eclipse viewing glasses. And I didn’t have to travel out of town to see it, which made the experience better! I hope you enjoyed this, ‘cause it was fun putting it together. I’m in the process of writing another guest article.
Vanessa hopes you still have your vision to even read and look at this article! She can be found on Miiverse, although her content there is cringe, even to her! Let her know if she needs to work on her photography skills too. Oh, and she also feels that this article is too short.
Good thing there weren't ominous, dark clouds blocking the ULTRA SUN.
KoopaTV follows with a staff-written eclipse article, about FAKE NEWS...and more.
While Vanessa enjoyed the eclipse, things turn different when you take the sun's opinion into account.
This article was part of the three-part solar eclipse series that won KoopaTV's Best Article Series award of 2017!