2017 Solar Eclipse

HELLO!

Today, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse occurred across the United Sates! These only happen once every 38 YEARS!

I live in Southern California, so I only got about 70% totality, but it was still amazing.
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This is the path of totality!

For some of you that don’t know, a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun from Earth, casting its shadow over us.

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This is what the full solar eclipse in Oregon looked like! (I did NOT take this)

Whenever looking at an eclipse (or the sun in general), you have to wear protective glasses so you don’t hurt your eyesight. Oddly enough, the sun almost felt brighter during the eclipse, because the small sliver that was visible was just so powerful.

Here are a few pictures I took through the glasses:

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I’m so happy I was fortunate enough to experience a solar eclipse like this! It was so incredible that I couldn’t even take my eyes off of it. I know some people even drove for hours to see the totality – I’m sure it was worth it!

Comment if you saw this solar eclipse, or if you’ve ever seen a different one, and share what it was like!

Thank you so much for reading my post! 🙂

 

 

8 Replies to “2017 Solar Eclipse”

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and my post about the eclipse. I had to come see yours!
    We had about 75-80% coverage in my area and it was amazing. Those eclipse glasses really made it all worthwhile. I did think it felt almost brighter at times, while other times the light was weird and diffused. You caught some great pictures. There is another solar eclipse coming in 2024. My area is supposed to see 93% totality. Maybe you’ll get an even better then too!

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