Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Eclipse

By Obie Oakley
st on cue, 30 minutes before the eclipse was to start, the

cloudsPicture of an eclipse started moving in and for the next two hours it was pretty much overcast.  However, and this is a BIG however, there were occasional breaks that allowed us to witness this amazing event.  We were teased with glimpses of the moon's progress until at the moment of totality when it cleared enough for us to witness the sun completely darkened and the corona was in a complete circle around it.

    Lee Bowman was with us and we found ourselves almost hysterical in amazement.  Then, it got very very dark.  The crickets did indeed start chirping and "stillness lay across the face earth".
    All I can say that it was a spiritual moment, one which I shall always remember.