I must admit that I was feeling a little "eclipse hangover" this morning. After interviews, questions, and more questions, my morning walk was dominated by two thoughts: I hope these clouds break and I really wouldn't mind if nobody asked me about eclipses today!
In the end, God provided both beautiful weather and a rejuvenated spirit as many of my parishioners came out for our solar eclipse party! Below are some of the pics I took of our event.
My favorite pictures are of the shadows on the sidewalk. I love how one of the effects of a solar eclipse is seeing the event projected on the ground through the shadows of leaves. I'll let one of our more scientific types explain the science behind it.
In the best homemade viewing device category, I would have to say we had a tie between a shoe box turned into an eclipse projector and someone who watched the event through seven holes on her Ritz Cracker. In other words, we let go of the serious stuff and just had fun.
This has been a wild month. In the end, it ended up being what it was supposed to be for the parishioners of my parish: Fun! Enjoy the pics and I pray you enjoyed the eclipse!!
Here is a great video of totality! We were not fortunate enough to be in totality, but these images are breathtaking for those who were!