Today was the day it happened. I got up early and woke my dad up and my daughter and we all left after eight to drive a little south to see the full eclipse. My husband had the app on his phone he bought for two dollars telling him what zone will be the full eclipse and once we reached that zone, we saw a bunch of cars on the side of the road and we all pulled over and it had already started. It took us less than an hour to get there.
I looked at it through my solar glasses while my kids sat in the trunk and my dad had the cooler out and my husband and my dad stood outside while I sat in the car and waited and I would look at the solar eclipse off and on and the outside got darker and darker and then the moon covered the sun and it was very dark, different than when clouds cover it, and people clapped and cheered and it lasted a few seconds before it started to shine again. Then everyone started to leave and we left too. We tried to get a picture of it but it was too bright. This was the first time I had ever seen a solar eclipse and I hope my kids will remember this too. I hear the next one in the US will be down in Texas so I couldn’t miss this one and thanks to this day, there wasn’t much trash at work or compost or recycling so I figured most people stayed home for the event. So I left work a half hour early because I was done and saw no reason to stay until my shift was over if less people came to work and didn’t make a big mess in the building.