Solar Eclipse 2017

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Did you get to see the solar eclipse this past Monday? We had an eclipse watching party at work that started with lunch (chicken salad sandwiches, salad, pasta salad, potato salad, and broccoli salad... can you tell we like "salads" in the South?!) and ended with everyone outside on the top balcony watching as the sky darkened, street lights turned on, temperatures dropped, and the moon quickly covered the sun. We live in a town where we were able to see the eclipse at about 99.5% so not while it was disappointing we weren't quite in the path of totality, it was still a really neat experience. I kept looking up saying "this is so cool" over and over again! I was really at a loss for words. I saved my eclipse glasses for my memento box with the date, location, and time written on the inside. I can't wait to look back and find them someday and remember how even though this country feels incredibly divided that just for a moment, we all came together in complete awe of nature. 

My husband had the opportunity to take a day off of work to go up to Lake Murray just outside of Columbia, SC to get the full experience. Here's a little video he put together from his family outing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. We've been wanting to play around with video a little bit more so keep your eyes peeled for more to come.

 

What were you doing during the eclipse? Let me know what you thought as it was happening in the comments!