It was a magical day! I wasn't sure where would be the best spot to view the solar eclipse, so I hopped on my bicycle and rode into town. I live in a small town and I am amazed each day by this community. When I arrived at the grassy area that overlooks Saratoga passage, I saw that the town council had set up a long line of chairs for viewers. I parked my bicycle on the lawn and sat down next to a mother and her baby. She remarked what a treat to find all these chairs. And I said, "I feel like I'm at a wedding with all these white chairs. Oh hey, the sun and the moon are getting married!"
|solar eclipse inside the cereal box|
|me and my cereal box viewer, my bicycle too|
Within 10 minutes, more and more people arrived. None of us knew each other, but we all became aquatinted quite quickly. I didn't have solar glasses but I had made a cereal box pinhole viewer per. instructions from NASA. It was a kick to see this work! The mother and her friend both had solar glasses and shared them with me and five other people. So I got to view the solar eclipse that way too.
|fog over Saratoga Passage and the marina|
The passage was foggy but the sky cleared up at some point.
|cascade avenue overlooking marina and Saratoga passage|
|solar eclipse shadows outside the library|
On the way out of town, passing the library, I saw these solar eclipse shadows. When I arrived at the forest trails, there weren't any solar shadows to find. I sat down on a log and wrote some notes. The lighting was quite beautiful.
|sitting on a log and writing notes|
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