I watch through Eclipse glasses as the moon slides slowly across the sun, a perfect black circle. Wispy, curly shadows appear on the ground beneath trees. Crickets grow silent. (NASA)
Then . . . Totality! We take off our glasses and watch with our naked eyes. The change from 99% to 100% eclipse is incredible! The sun becomes a space flower with a black center and long, thin, silvery petals against a dark sky.
I am so focused that the two minutes of Totality seem much longer. Time stretches. How do I feel? I am delighted, amazed, and at peace with the world. Earth is part of a beautiful universe. And if so many people choose to experience this together, peacefully, there is hope.