Awesome, in the true sense of the word. From the slopes near Borah Peak, watched the shadow of the moon move quickly across the vast valley. As the distant mountains to the west turned dark we looked up in time to see the string of pearls just as the sun’s disk went dark.
For two minutes 14 seconds the world was dark and beautiful with the eerie light of the sun’s corona casting odd shadows and coloring the world in unearthly hues. We saw a second string of pearls as the moon passed. The weird half light of the partial eclipse seemed very normal by comparison, and quickly passed into what seemed normal sunlight.
We spontaneously sang a couple hymns and spirituals. And a couple Bill Withers songs. However the spirit moves you.
Everyone was very happy we did this. See you, eclipse, in 2024.
4 thoughts on “Eclipse: Last Update from the Field”
‘Twas awesome, even from a Walmart parking lot in Albany, OR.
At first, we were going to go to Oregon, but everything was booked up – that was 12 months ago. Even the Idaho cabin we found was about an hour north of the zone of totality. But the drive down worked perfectly, go there in time to have some pastries and admire the awesome view from the side of the mountains – but you’re right, it would have been awesome from anywhere.
Made a pinhole box. It did absolutwly nothing. Missed it completely.