I was fortunate enough to observe the total eclipse on August 21, 2017, from Hopkinsville, KY, or, as the town whimsically dubbed itself, “Eclipseville.” They were justified in the nickname by virtue of being the location in the U.S. with the longest total blackout period during the eclipse. We had a perfect, near-cloudless, sunny day — well, sunny until about 1:20 p.m.! Then it got very…dark.
What an awesome phenomenon. Hopkinsville is a great little town, and the festive atmosphere throughout the morning and roaring of the crowd during the eclipse made it extra special.
I took a couple of shots through a telescope before the totality and then got a still shot through a video camera during the totality and one as the sun was emerging.