Although we, in Bellingham WA, were not within the total eclipse range, we were close enough to get some feel for this exciting celestial event. Being just 20 miles from the Canadian border and about 300 miles north of the band of totality we were able to experience 90% of the eclipse.
I present a few photos I too to continue to document this amazing physical world that we live in. We need to take each chance we can to fully appreciate its grandeur and experience the awe that it evokes.
This will be largely a photo diary illustrating the sequence of moon’s orbit intersecting with our view of the sun. The entire sequence lasted about 2 hours and 38 minutes, although it seemed to change quite quickly as we watched it roll across our eastern sky.
We had an impromptu viewing party at our son’s house. He and Keri were at work so we and the grand kids took over the deck. Then the neighbors heard that we had the glasses and they came too, and a few dogs.
I selected the 13 eclipse photos that follow from about 90 that I took. These were spaced at about 10 minute ( +/- 1 min.) increments to illustrate the movement over the length of the event.
The 90% maximum eclipse from 49 North
From here the moon starts to swing through and a bit below the sun.
And there you have it. We would have loved to have seen the totality with all of the resplendent and radiant glory of the corona but the traffic and distance were daunting. This worked for us.I hope you enjoy the images from the Great American Eclispe.