Today was an exciting day for many Americans as they watched the eclipse as it moved across the country.
Many traveled to be in the totality zone, but since I was teaching a class I only was able to observe a partial eclipse.
However, by the time our morning break came the marine layer had burnt off and it was prime viewing weather for an eclipse.
I also had a variable neutral density filter that I had used before to take pictures of a partial eclipse. I decided to try and take a few pictures again. I basically placed the darkest part of the filter over my camera and aimed up at the sun while positioning with the LCD display.
This was the best picture that I took today, and it was near the height of coverage. I should have had my tripod for stability, but this morning was just too busy to do things right.
Many of my friends and family live in the zone of totality. One of my friends is a great photographer and I was eagerly awaiting his photos. This picture was taken by my friend Paul Julian who lives in Nebraska. It is one of the best that I have seen.
As I left work tonight the sky was again cloudy which is atypical of the weather this time of year. However, clouds in the late afternoon sky in California often mean that we are in for a beautiful treat to end the day.
On a day when so many pictures were taken of the sun, here is one last picture to remember the day.
During the day it may have been obscured, but in the end it was putting on quite a show.