Eclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21, there was an eclipse that crossed America. (For all my overseas readers). All 50 states got to see some sort of eclipse, but only from Washington to Virginia got to experience the whole thing. I live in the middle Illinois, but southern Illinois got to see the eclipse in totality. It’s a pretty big state.

Anyway, the big eclipse happened today. Around 1:18 in the afternoon is when it started. My uncle had given my dad, cousin and I a welding mask and a welding lens so we could look at the sun without going blind. I already wear contacts so I don’t need to be anymore blind than I already am haha.Β 

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It was a pretty cool sight to see. We watched the moon cross over the sun then disappear like nothing happened. But something did happen. Lots of weird things came along with it. It got darker obviously since the moon blocked out the sun. From where I was it didn’t get too dark but there was still a noticeable difference. It got about 10 degrees colder, but it was still humid outside. It was a really uncomfortable temperature. I was cold and wanted a sweatshirt, but at the same time it was humid and sticky outside. The wind picked up and it got pretty breezy. My little kitty started freaking out, running around everywhere, absolutely terrified. I heard this on Facebook, so I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I heard that since the sun, moon and Earth were alined, there was going to be a difference in the gravitational pull. So in return you would feel lighter and off balance. My dad, his friend, my cousin and I all felt like that. But we all just might be idiots I don’t quite know.

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Overall it was an amazing experience. I got to see a once in a lifetime event. We didn’t die either which is a huge plus haha. Did you guys get to see the eclipse where you live? Let me know in the comments! I hope you all liked reading! πŸ’™

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15 thoughts on “Eclipse 2017”

  1. I’ve really been experiencing FOMO with this whole eclipse thing. I feel like the only person in my area who didn’t get to see it, since my facebook timeline was flooded with posts today. We only got the partial eclipse in Maryland instead of total eclipse, but I didn’t get to see any of it because I was stuck inside at work. It’s bad enough that it feels like you have to work your life away, but then you can’t even experience a rare event thanks to your job. Smh. Oh well.

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    1. Aww I’m sorry you missed it! I hate the fact that companies are so obsessed with making money that they can’t stop for 20 minutes to watch something that might be a once in a lifetime thing. I hope there’s another one sometime that you’ll get to see πŸ’™

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  2. There was hardly an eclipse in Canada even though they said 75% of the sun will be covered. We couldn’t find eclipse glasses either. But your experience sounds so cool ! I would’ve tried flying if the gravitational pull was light enough πŸ˜‚

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