Yes, I am back at school for the fourth year! It will be an interesting one I’m sure! Today was the first day of classes but luckily we got out just in time to go to the arboretum and watch the solar eclipse! (Shout out to my parents for getting me fancy eclipse glasses!) A ton of people showed up to watch the event! (About 1,000 people according to a credible source/friend).
I was hoping that it would get darker out, but the change in lighting was pretty subtle since a storm was passing by and it wasn’t obvious whether the darkness was from the clouds or the eclipse. It also got a little cooler as the eclipse reached it’s maximum coverage point. Before it started, the heat from the sun was pretty brutal, but as the moon moved into the sun’s path, the temperature definitely lowered.
I actually got a few picture of the eclipse happening by covering my phone camera with the eclipse lenses! They aren’t very good but still pretty cool!
And here’s a cool thing that happens during an eclipse: the shadows of leaves turn into crescent shapes! Strange right!? I’m not sure why it happens but it was pretty interesting to see.
So all in all, a pretty good first day of 4th year!