Millions of people across the United States watched today’s total solar eclipse. In New Jersey, we only reached around 70 percent totality…. day did not turn into night, it just seemed like it was a little bit cloudy.
If you went nuts hunting for special solar eclipse glasses or paid a fortune for them when you found them, you might have felt a bit disappointed. I don’t know. I re-purposed a used Priority Mail box that was waiting to be recycled to make a pinhole projector and for a few moments I felt like I was 10 again.
The last time I tried to watch a solar eclipse, my parents made arrangements to pull me out of elementary school class a little bit early. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and my pinhole projector never got used.
This year, I got to watch the sun turn into Pac-Man and then a little bitty sliver at our peak totality… and I got to see the amazing video and photos from the path of 100 percent totality. It was awesome!
Who knows, maybe in 2024 I’ll be in a position to travel somewhere in the path of totality for the next one.