Solar Eclipse 2017

from the East Wind Blog, August 21, 2017

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Hopefully there is no lasting damage to my camera from taking a couple shots…

As you may be aware, there was a total solar eclipse across much of the US today. Here at East Wind we experienced 96% of totality. The world dimmed and cooled. The shadows cast by leaves all turned to crescents. Venus could be seen in the sky at the ‘height’ of the day.

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It was an interesting couple hours, for sure! A bunch of East Winders enjoyed the event out on the Music Room lawn.

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Brian and Zeke set up the telescope to view the eclipse.  On the chair are polaroids of a similar setup taken from East Wind’s land during the May 10, 1994 solar eclipse.

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A big van of East Winders traveled north to southern Illinois to observe the longest duration of totality. No reports back yet, but I’m sure they had a great time with millions of others who were able to observe totality. The next total solar eclipse is April 8th, 2024 and East Wind’s land will be under the area of totality. Looking forward to that, happy eclipse y’all!

-Post and pictures by Sumner

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Solar Eclipse 2017

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