It looked like some sort of sci-fi portal to deep space. Also, the eclipse made it look like the sun was setting. That may not sound special, but the special part was that it looked like the sun was setting all around me not just in the west.
Even though the eclipse was such an amazing sight, I can’t help but mention the shortcomings of the eclipse. First, I was lead to believe that during totality, it would be completely dark and that I would be able to see the night sky and stars. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Rather than a night sky, it was more like an evening sky, and I couldn’t see any stars.
Also, my Aunt, who lives in Arkansas, told me about how the schools didn’t let kids out to view the eclipse. They actually forced them to stay in because there had been some faulty protective glasses going around that state. I hate to hear that for those kids. They missed something amazing!
After it was over, I was glad that I got excited about the eclipse in the first place because up until a few days before the eclipse, I wasn’t really that hyped for it. Then we got the protective glasses and I got a little more excited about it. The day of the eclipse, it was that moment when I saw the start of the eclipse with the moon barely covering the sun when I really got excited. I suddenly couldn’t wait until totality.
I am looking forward to the next one that is supposed to go through southern Missouri in 2024. You can learn more about it using this LINK.