I was privileged to travel to Sweetwater, Tennessee to witness the total eclipse of August 21, 2017. I had wanted to see a total eclipse since I was in Mr. Miller’s fourth grade class at Camargo Elementary–that school year we watched the annular eclipse of May 30, 1984. I vividly recall Dad’s making pinhole projectors so that we could safely watch the celestial show. This time I bought glasses to watch the partial eclipse, and the total eclipse was far beyond my expectations and left me with a sense of awe and wonder. Here are videos I took of the eclipse.
Raw Video of the Eclipse
My view of the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 from Sweetwater, Tennessee. As I saw the moon pass before the sun, all I could think was: “Oh, my God!” Not in irreverence or flippantly, but in total awe. This video is uncut.
My view of the 2017 total solar eclipse from Sweetwater, Tennessee (August 21, 2017)
Eerie Colors Before Totality
The sky and all colors became a very eerie shade just before the total eclipse of August 21, 2017.
Just Before Totality
Here is a short video I took just before totality of the 2017 Eclipse. Notice the strange coloring–I’ve heard from some that it seemed pre-tornado coloring. I was attempting to capture shadow bands, but I never saw any.