It's starting. People are moving. Things are happening!
IT'S THE INVASION OF THE ALIEN WHITE SQUIRRELS!
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I should take those off before typing.
I've got my peril sensitive sunglasses, courtesy of the fine folks at the Red House Inn, and so far the eclipse is impressive. I've tried taking photographs, but even when I put my peril sensitive sunglasses over the camera, all I get is a bright blob that maybe, if you squint hard enough, looks kind of like a sun going through an eclipse. But that could very well be due to squinting too hard.
So I'm just sitting back and enjoying the event.
Bunny and I decided to stay put at the Red House Inn. We can see the eclipse just fine from here, and it avoided the craziness of downtown Brevard. Traffic was horrendous earlier today (we were out getting lunch) and we ended up driving along back roads to avoid the heavy traffic (which, oddly enough, would be considered “normal traffic” back home; my how time and space are warped here).
“Sean! Come quick! Look! Shadow bands!”
And sure enough, wriggling over the porch of the Red House Inn were shadow bands. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture a video of them—they did not last long at all.
And then—TOTAL ECLIPSE!
It looked like a hole in the sky. What an incredible sight. We could hear the cheers from downtown Brevard.
And like that, it was over. The sun is waxing, the temperature is rising, and the alien white squirrels are gone.