Darkness Fell, August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse, As A Mythological Event

The First Bite
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A seen through a pair of paper and plastic eclipse glasses, the sun finally showed a small bite out of its top.


Darkness Fell   •  August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Riverfront Park external link   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:30:08 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 23 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5057
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A Bigger Bite
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Eleven minutes later, the bite was a significant chomp. The moon had finally revealed a fat Cheshire Cat smile.


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Perfect Smile
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Thirteen minutes later the sun had taken enough of a bite to form a perfect smile in the sky.


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Smiles On The Sidewalk
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Pin-hole projections through the leaves of a tree caused a sidewalk to be covered with smiles.


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Finally Dim
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Only with a good portion of the sun occluded, did the day finally seem dimmer.


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Unnaturally Dim
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Six minutes later the light had a twilight quality, but with sharp shadows.


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Spooky Tree Shadows
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The darkness under the trees took on a spooky quality.


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Thinnest Of Smiles
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The sidewalk pin-hole show displayed just the thinnest of smiles.


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Sun Thin Smile
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The sun as seen through eclipse glasses also displayed just the thinnest of a smile.


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Otherworldly
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Just before totality, the quality of the dim light took on an otherworldly look.


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Night Under Shadow
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Night fell under the circular shadow of totality. But beyond that shadow the rest of the world remained in light. So, despite night time overhead, the horizon remained lit.


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The Corona
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Before totality, the sun could only be viewed with eclipse glasses. During totality, the corona could be viewed with the naked eye. The black spot in the center is the moon.


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Hole In Sun
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Another way to view totality is as a hole through the sun, a brief access to other dimensions.


Darkness Fell   •  August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Riverfront Park external link   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:20:52 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 23 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5088
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Lone Kayaker
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A person on a kayak during totality. Alone during those magic minutes, on the waters of Willamette Slough.


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The Sun Returned
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The first hint of a sun, the barest glimpse along the edge of the moon and one could no longer view it without eclipse glasses. Even a sliver of the sun was daylight bright and harmful to the unprotected eye.


Darkness Fell   •  August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Riverfront Park external link   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  44° 56' 28.25" N, 123° 2' 40.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:23:01 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 23 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5090
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Pin-Hole Frowns
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Appropriately, after the awe inspiring totality, the pin-hole show displayed frowns.


Darkness Fell   •  August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Riverfront Park external link   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  44° 56' 28.25" N, 123° 2' 40.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:51 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 23 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5092
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