On Monday, August 21st, I drove down to Charleston, South Carolina to witness the solar eclipse. It was just as awesome as you would expect. Probably more so.
I drove a little over three and a half hours from Charlotte, NC to Charleston, SC, and got to the beach with my cameras just in time to watch the eclipse reach totality. It was such an amazing experience.
The thing about totality is how different it is from anything else blocking the sun's light. It wasn't just a shadow, darkness, and it wasn't at all like nighttime. The darkness caused by the total solar eclipse was a combination of daytime (in the distance), and nighttime. It looked and felt like moonlight illuminating the darkness, to create a weird type of darkness that is impossible to describe.
Total solar eclipses are supposed to happen every four years, so if you ever have the chance, check it out for yourself. There's not a lot of justice I can do this phenomenon with words. The closest I can come is this video I made.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, dominate life.