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Well That Was Pretty Cool

For eclipse day I drove some Amish friends to St. Henry, Ohio which was pretty close to smack dab in the middle of the “path of totality”, so we had a total eclipse.

The difference between just a tiny sliver of the sun as we had back where I live and the totality was stark from what I have heard from people who remained behind. The temperature really dropped, it was in the mid 70s and in a matter of half an hour dropped down to 59.9 degrees!

Sadly the this clown world did not end so we are back to facing an uncertain and likely ugly near-term future. At least I got to see it get dark in the middle of the day for around 3 1/2 minutes. So I have that going for me. Which is nice.


  1. Harbinger

    It was estimated that a million and a half eclipse-chasers flocked to San Antonio, Austin and the Texas Hill Country for the Big Event, and it was…cloudy. Goes to show that for all our tech and sophistication, Mother Nature still has the upper hand. Last September’s annular ring here was pretty spectacular. But today? I’ve seen it get nearly as dark in mid-afternoon before a wicked thunderstorm. And our Nasa-approved eclipse-watching goggles never made it out of their boxes.

  2. Bean Dip Tray

    It was literally dark for a few minutes and local street lights came on.
    We were in the path and locals were sitting out on lawnchairs.
    Schools were close and no one was out.
    Huge sale at the Sack-N-Save with .75 cent tall can zero cal tea and some iHop coffee for under $5.
    I was lil’ guy just starting school for the last one in 1979, this one was even more awesome.
    Mighty is the Creator of the universe.

  3. Bob Roy Larnigan

    I’m about 45 minutes east of where you were, and yes, it was awesome. During the darkness of the totality I ran around behind the house to see if the chickens were strutting back to the coop. But they were just standing still and kind of looking around all 😆

  4. Gryphon

    Had about 90% Coverage here around Warrenton VA, with some high, thin Clouds. Got weirdly Dark, with the Sun still casting a distinct Shadow from the Barns. Went over to see what My Horse thought of it; he just head-butted Me, and kept on eating.

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