Like most things in modern history, the great solar eclipse of 2017 was hailed with much fanfare leading to a major solar let down. I’m not quite sure why our news media feels compelled to fixate on things for months. They talk ad nauseam about the amazingness of this eclipse for months. It was to be both amazeballs, life altering and crisis inducing.
Fortunately or all of us, the sky did not fall today. Nope, it was another normal day. Well… Except for when the moon covered 79% of the sun for a brief window in time. It did not get measurably darker, nor did it cooler. In fact, I felt a little left in the lurch by the eclipse. It would have been wonderful for a little relief from heat indexes in the 100s even if for a minute or two.
My work did a great job today providing everyone with eclipse glasses and moon pies. The glasses worked fantastically and we were able to see the eclipse. I was quickly regretting my decision to wear a black dress today as the sun’s rays were still exceptionally hot. Nevertheless, I did get to enjoy the eclipse with some of my favorite people. Finally, even if we weren’t in the path of totality, we did get to listen to some great tunes courtesy of eclipse themed playlists.