5 Inspiration: Experiencing a total solar eclipse


A couple of weeks ago (August 21st to be exact), a number of our employees took the day off to experience the solar eclipse in "the path of totality" which passed just to our north through portions of Wyoming and Nebraska.  The general consensus was unanticipated awe. Marked by the crispness of the shadows just prior to full coverage to the sound of crickets rising from the vegetation, the 360 degree sunset blazed as a ring of fire overhead left me with a child-like giddiness for days after the event.  A number of us are making plans to see another, certainly the 2024 eclipse that will be visible in much of the continental US, but hopefully we can find our way to Chile or Argentina for the full eclipse in 2019.  My post-eclipse research has led me to discover the term for those of us that are determined to see as many of these events as possible - umbraphile.  (This will likely be the first of many useless bits of information this blog will shamelessly include.)          

- post by Stuart Brummett

Stuart Brummett