Eclipse2017

Eclipse 2017 is now completed. Don’t look here for images of the eclipse but friends and rellies of those present might like the memories.

August 21 2017 at Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff. This is the scene before the eclipse….

The build-up to the second contact was as exciting as usual, but the atmosphere was exactly right (wrong) for cloud formation and as the temperature dropped cloud duly formed. However it was slow enough for us to see the corona for about 5 secs before the clouds won. Here are a couple of videos of the reaction…

 

Sue and I would like to thank Larry for the invitation to the party at Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor after the eclipse…

And there was a storm later that evening! Actually many storms that lasted all night (this screen grab from lightningmaps.org showing 52 strikes/minute) and blacked out the region…