I was trying to get a video of the “shadow bands”, a phenomenon of the corona that is always there but normally overwhelmed by the sunlight so they are only visible during an eclipse. A white sheet would be ideal but the lightest surface around was the asphalt. They become most prominent just before totality. They run right to left in the shot.
Oh yeah…I did see them, but you’re right…they’re a bit difficult against asphalt. Like heat waves…very cool! I did also get to see the hundreds of mini-eclipses caused by tree foliage, though. Everything about that day was phenomenal.
Agreed! It was amazing when we I saw one. The one I saw 99.9% total eclipse, but that was enough to stop everything around us. And the bugs started singing like it was night time. It was easily one of the most memorable moments I have experienced.
My experience. Drove just two hours to a spot right at the peak of totality, up on a hill right on the border with TN. 8 minutes in 30 seconds:
Had a totally clear view, didn’t bother trying to take pics despite having telescopes and such - I knew I’d never get anything like some you’d find online, and I wanted to really take in the experience. Had mylar film glasses.