Well an eclipse is not a trip report, so I figured maybe Apres Ski.
If you got to see it and took some pictures, please share. This is what it looked like at our place in Sacramento. The eclipse was only partial where we were, but the shadows and view was pretty amazing. The peak of the eclipse here was at about 6:35 PM. My daughter and son-in-law were visiting, and we had a baby shower earlier in the day. Late in the afternoon we were swimming, and the sun started dimming and it got cooler. Then I remembered the eclipse. The first effort to view it with a wine bottle, was NOT successful
Soon after, we used a card with round holes punched in it. At 6:17 PM a definite crescent shape was visible in the shadow cast by the card against the pool shed.
My daughter was taking direct pictures of the sun with the Nikon Camera. Obviously, we didn't expect much, but surprisingly, the refracted image of the sun, showed the eclipse at 6:17 PM.
At 6:24 we located a heavy filter to use on the camera and got some better results
The view of the eclipse was amazing, but even more interesting was the effect on shadows being cast. Here the shadow of a large oak is converted to semi-circles on the concrete apron of the pool.
Here the shadow from a palm is converted to a series of circles and crescents on the stucco wall of the house
No matter how the sun was eclipsed, it didn't make me look any thinner. Let that myth be busted.
At the Apogee of the ecluipse at 6:34. The shadow of this palm is usually seen as spiky straight arrows, but during the eclipse they were soft circles of light.
And out front the shadows of the Crepe Myrtle tree were converted to interesting circles of light
Then as quickly as it came, it was gone, and the light and heat returned.