This year Belleville was in the path of totality with the solar eclipse. Of course our city is big enough and right on the border so some places saw 95% while others saw totality. Some schools in this area took the day off. I was really surprised by that. I was in school for one and we were out there with plates watching it. So in 2017 we got to witness another one.
The high school where our semi-adults went watched the eclipse with glasses at the school. I’ve been told it was at 98% totality. They all thought it was really neat!
The junior high actually took a bus to another junior high in the area. They also watched with glasses. Matt really didn’t say much about it. I saw some photos of the kids watching but of course there was a lot of kids watching.
Shawn was working outside of the totality area. But he got to witness a lot of the partial because he works outside. He was a bit bummed he didn’t get to see it in an area with more coverage. He said it just looked gloomy where he was.
I was at work as well. But in our area we were in totality. We all had a pair of glasses we took turns going out to look. However, it was also business as normal. At the point of totality, I was checking in a patient. I saw the darkness through our windows. Watched the street lights turn on. I also heard from my co-workers that were outside that the crickets started chirping and the birds got a little confused.
Where you in the path of the eclipse? Did the weather allow you to watch it? What was your experience?
Until next time– keep flying high!