August 21 was a day that captured the attention of the entire United States. Yes, for a little while, we would be in total darkness! And we would be in awe the whole time!
But, not all of us lived in or were close to the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse. Fortunately for me, I wasn’t too far away and a good friend lived right smack in the middle of it, in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Better still, he owned a nice bit of land with a great view in all directions and the weather was clear blue skies!
This is just as the moon was about to cover the Sun. It literally took about 15 seconds from beginning to block the Sun until fully blocking it.
What a spectacular day it was!
There are so many beautiful places on this Earth of ours.
From north (like Norway) …
To south (like Brazil) …
And from east (like Cherry Blossom Lake in Japan) …
To west (like this Wisconsin sunset)
This is a beautiful Earth we live on!
What could be more grand than to witness a beautiful sunset standing above the clouds!
They say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
But, you might not realize that you “be holding” a beautiful sunset in your tropical drink.
You might get lucky and see a gorgeous sunset over an ocean.
But, one featuring a partial eclipse at the same time?
That’s a once-in-a-lifetime event!
This is actually a reflection of the city of Chicago off of the nearby Lake Michigan, which is why Chicago looks upside down.
But, what an amazing picture!