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.
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.
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! 💙