By now you have heard that today there will be a total eclipse of the sun, that will be visible across North America. The best part though will only be visible along a narrow band along the path of totality in the US. But I have seen a total eclipse of the sun. I remember every moment of it.
It is something I will never forget. Although now I do wish I had taken photos, but as a photo newbie, and without the advantages of digital cameras, nothing much would have “developed!.”
It was February – biting cold and sunny, another morning eclipse. The one thing about February in Winnipeg is it’s almost a guarantee that it will be sunny!
Our group walked down to my parent’s neighbours whose house had a balcony on the second floor. But the view from the ground was fine. Fully decked out is the special eclipse glasses we all looked quite like aliens, transfixed on the sky, searching for a signal from the universe.
After a while the moon drew across the sun, like a bite of a cookie. I didn’t feel the cold. When totality happened it was magic. Experiencing this celestial event with family and special friends, was one of the first WOW moments of my adult life.
So while I did definitely feel the urge to see an eclipse again this time, driving to a crowded small mid-western town in the USA didn’t really appeal to me. And so my experience with totality remains a once in a lifetime event. In 4 days I will be back in the mountains anyway, and my wonderlust will be placated (for a while).
Do you remember the 1979 total eclipse of the sun? It was indeed a total eclipse of the heart.