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- Jul 8, 2020
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- Santa Cruz
- 2014 Zero S, 2013 Mazda 3
Honestly with glasses off and not knowing there was an eclipse, judging solely by how bright it was outside, I would not have known it happening.
There was a partial here in California a few years ago and even though it only dimmed to a partially cloudy sky, as it approached, we were walking through the woods to the park to get a good view.This is why to get the effect you really have to be in the totality to really appreciate the effect. That last 1% or so of the sun being gone is huge.
Some friends of mine pedaled up to a mountain peak and said it was just stunning.
All the birds stopped singing, the shadows cast by the leaves all turned to oblate then crescents... it was really weird and awesome.
Didn't really get that where it went to totality in Oregon, where the time spent as a crescent was so little. There was this amazing wall of darkness in the sky.
Another I remember was a less than half in Washington. I stepped out of work and the sun was just between layers of clouds in the late afternoon. That I wish I had a photo of. Since it was near sundown, it was just between the clouds long enough to see a bite taken out of it. Then it was gone.