A View Of The Eclipse From Michigan

A View Of The Eclipse From Michigan

Today’s eclipse that covered virtually the entire United States no doubt was an amazing spectacle to observe, and there are literally thousands if not millions of different perspectives that took place today.

For me, the perspective was from Michigan where we observed 81% totality.   I didn’t want to take the chance of traveling to an area where there would be complete totality only to be shut out by the weather.   In fact, about a 1/3rd of the path of totality was obscured with overcast conditions.   Several friends made the trek and some came away not seeing the eclipse.   I can at least say I finally saw one, if only part of it.

Though my photos may not be like so many others that are better due to the fact they had a better view of the eclipse, I can’t say that I’m unhappy with the results that I had from simply standing in my yard with tripod and camera doing the work.

So here is how I saw the eclipse today:

Today’s Eclipse sponsor in part by Apple Inc……

 

 

 

Totality in Grand Rapids, Michigan (81%) at 2:22p

 

 

 


LUFTHANSA Passengers Had Front Row Seat To The Eclipse…..

LUFTHANSA Passengers Had Front Row Seat To The Eclipse…..

Lufthansa went a bit out of their way today during a flight between Chicago and Munich.

Flight LH435 amended its flight plan and took a small detour near Iceland and descended to 12,600 feet to take in the Solar Eclipse that took place earlier today.   The timing of the flight was nearly perfect as far as seeing the peak of the Eclipse.

Planning ahead, LH  outfitted the aircraft with a special informational card along with safety ‘glasses’ so that passengers could take advantage of their proximity to this rare event.  They were also given the option of being woken up to take in the event, which happened about 6 hours into the flight.

 

What a view!  The Eclipse from the Cockpit of LH 435

What a view! The Eclipse from the Cockpit of LH 435….courtesy of Lufthansa

 

Special 'Eclipse Amenity Kit'

Special ‘Eclipse Amenity Kit’ …… courtesy of Lufthansa