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Old 08-22-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Drove down to southern Illinois where luckily we had clear skies. It was AWESOME. So glad I did it, it really was incredible to see the darkness descend like that in the middle of the day and then just stare up there at the dark moon completely covering the sun with just a white halo sticking out.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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73% Coverage here, Very cloudy weather cleared up around the time of maximum partiality (11:43 PM MST). The landscape turned silvery and shadows were multiplied. In areas where light was restricted to narrow beams (i.e. through the canopy of a tree), projections of the eclipse were visible on the ground.
Westside Albuquerque during maximum partiality
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It was 90% where I was at Rifle Falls in Colorado. No interference from clouds. The intensity of light was diminished noticeably probably at 30-40% but it didn't actually get dark. There was some gray, dusky color in the sky. The pin-hole effect from the trees was surreal and clearly showed the extent of coverage.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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73% Coverage here, Very cloudy weather cleared up around the time of maximum partiality (11:43 PM MST). The landscape turned silvery and shadows were multiplied. In areas where light was restricted to narrow beams (i.e. through the canopy of a tree), projections of the eclipse were visible on the ground.
Westside Albuquerque during maximum partiality
Notice also the sharp edge to the shadows with the effective disc of the Sun much smaller than usual?
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Notice also the sharp edge to the shadows with the effective disc of the Sun much smaller than usual?
Yes; I was having more fun playing with my shadow than actually looking at the eclipse.
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