By Mitchell Walters, Nancy Ann Peterson Photographer
Aug 21, 2017 - 5:35:41 PM
awaited solar eclipse for 2017 had millions of people mesmerized. All that traveled miles to a destination to
view were ecstatic with the experience. Not
the entire pathway had clear skies with clouds impacting and creating a unique
effect with small breaks in the sky in some areas but the effect was still ominous.
A one chance in a lifetime to witness
day turn into night for a little over two minutes as the moon blocked the
sun. Temperature dropped, nature became
quiet, Venus, Mercury and bright stars became visible for the brief moments of
this amazing phenomenon.
The corridor of the eclipse followed a pathway
from Oregon to South Carolina with a 70-mile pathway. The United States saw the last total solar
eclipse in 1979 that stretched over only five states in the Northwest
experiencing total darkness.