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Mon Apr 8, 2024, 04:43 PM Apr 8

Total eclipse, north eastern Ohio [View all]

The weather was certainly looking dicey all the way up to today, but the clouds were kind when it counted.

There was some hazy cloudiness, but not even thick enough to block the view of the sun's corona at totality, much less block the lead-up to totality (which is a lot easier to see through clouds).

I had all sort of travel options I was considering up until today, but I was really hoping that I'd be able to see totality from my own backyard -- there's something special about that to me, especially since we moved into our current home just a little over a year ago. The three other times I've seen a total eclipse were a trip far from home.

30-40 miles north, closer to Cleveland, we'd have had more totality time -- nearly four minutes -- but since weather in Cleveland wasn't any more promising than at home, we were quite happy with 2 1/2 minutes right here.

These aren't great pictures, but what I could do with my iPhone, a filter for the phone for pre-totality, and an app just for taking eclipse pictures.

I was happy to be able to see two planets, Venus and Jupiter, during totality. Perhaps if it had been less hazy, Mercury, Mars and Saturn could have been spotted too.

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Wonderful pictures. How lucky you were to be in it's path. Fla Dem Apr 8 #1
Very cool, I love the red solar flare on the rim. Heckuva storm Walleye Apr 8 #2
Yes that was very cool ybbor Apr 8 #11
Those are some incredible pictures. llmart Apr 8 #3
thanksss. AllaN01Bear Apr 8 #4
Beautiful malaise Apr 8 #5
Stunning cally Apr 8 #6
A niece who lives just about 10 miles from us grabbed this totality picture Silent3 Apr 8 #7
Nice! we can do it Apr 8 #8
Beautiful TNNurse Apr 8 #9
Bravo! Grumpy Old Guy Apr 8 #10
Wow bdamomma Apr 8 #12
Mighty cool! StarryNite Apr 8 #13
I was impressed with how dark it got. SergeStorms Apr 8 #14
cool time lapse from Cleveland Guardian's stadium: Takket Apr 8 #15
I was going to drive farther north in Ohio but stayed home because of cloud cover. doc03 Apr 8 #16
Damn i wish I'd known about that app! Crunchy Frog Apr 9 #17
Wonderful! liberalla Apr 9 #18
I live between Pittsburgh and Erie. appleannie1 Apr 9 #19
Excellent photos! Hermit-The-Prog Apr 9 #20
Excellent! LeftInTX Apr 9 #21
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