5.22.2012

Sky Show

When my dad told me there was going to be the annular eclipse I thought "great, but I probably won't get to see it." Then I learned that I not only lived somewhere I could see it, but that I lived in the PRIME location! What luck!!

So Sunday evening, my friend Sarah and I drove up to a place we thought would be perfect for eclipse viewing. You can see that we were not the only ones with this idea...

We Sarah had come prepared with a picnic basket full of goodies and a blanket for us to sit on...

and I made cookies.
(you can find that recipe HERE it's a must have)

There were tons of people with fancy equipment. Luckily a nice lady gave us her sons eclipse glasses because he wouldn't wear them. We were very grateful, especially so we didn't have to go blind trying to view the eclipse.

Everyone settled in to enjoy the show...


And when it started everyone around us was cheering. What a show!

The peak of the eclipse/ the ring of fire...

The eclipse causes shadows to take on a crescent shape... See?



We had brought mirrors because one online source said to view it through mirrors... We couldn't figure out exactly what they meant until the eclipse was practically over. Oh well, we had the awesome glasses instead.

just ignore the fact that I look disgusting...


 See that little crescent shaped spot of light on the rock? That's from the mirror, that's what they meant.

What an amazing experience. We were all in awe over this amazing show.

Set your calendars for 2017 and plan your trips to Wyoming and Idaho to make sure you can view the total solar eclipse!

32 comments

AlexandraE said...

Wow the eclipse pictures look cool. The location where you went to view is looks really interesting too, I'd love to live in America! Do you live in America? I'm sorry if you don't!
I'd also love a picnic baskets like the one you shared with your friend, I'm going to hunt for one!
It looks like you had a lovely day :) xx

Lisa said...

thats soo cool.. awesome pictures

Jessica Sharpe said...

I'm so jealous! I only got to see pictures in the paper :( lucky yooou but I will be making your cookies this weekend I love peanut butter but who doesn't (other than people with allergies of course..)
Jess xox

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Katharina said...

Nice little report :)

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Joslin said...

Awesome pictures! I probably wouldn't have figured out the mirror trick.

Stesha said...

clearly I should have seen the eclipse in Utah, because in AZ it was sooo bright I couldnt have seen a thing! love your photos!

xx

Teaka said...

Wow Gentri you guys really did have such a prime spot! I heard about the eclips but it apparently wasn't going to be very visible in my location and I haven' heard much buzz about it so I'm going to assume nobody else paid much attention to it here either.
Love your photos from your time! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Taylor said...

gentri! are you serious?!?! this is amazing! your photos are so, so so soooo cool. you should enter them in a contest! :)

Elisha(: said...

firstly- you guys are so cool to have a picnic
secondly- woah. that is sooo cool. I've never seen an eclipse!
thirdly- you do NOT look disgusting. you look cute.
fourthly- I adore that second to last picture.

the end. :)

x.

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

I would have gone you know.. dang neck.

I love that mirror picture of the two of you

you don't look gross, don't be ridiculous.

oh and for the record, I had the hookup with solar eclipse glasses.. but ya'll had those mirrors & borrowed glasses. Good job. good job.

brooke field said...

what a cool event to witness! super great photos too!

jennifer lane designs said...

how fun! what a great idea for something different to do.

Alex Butts said...

Ah so awesome - I wish I had the opportunity to view it in Germany but we didn't get it here

anna said...

love the images... sounds like a cool adventure! so fun.

anna
www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

tara polly said...

so envious that you live in a prime location for this eclipse -- these photos are awesome! xo.

Pamela said...

SO cool!! Love the pictures!!

Alyx said...

How awesome!
germany was totally left out.

Britta Marie said...

thats really cool! i never would have figured out that thats what they meant for you to see the eclipse through a mirror haha

SaffaKate said...

Thats so fun.

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Krista Lynn said...

Gentri!! Your pictures are gorgeous!!!! I didn't see it, wish I couldve!! But I can only imagine how much fun the day was!

Krista

sweet harvest moon said...

This sounds beyond amazing!

Tranae said...

I missed it. And I kept saying how funny it look outside. I just didn't think to look up. Great pictures

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

How fun! I definitely didn't even know about it until after it happened... Glad you got some good pics so I could live vicariously!

Leah said...

These photos are AMAZING! You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful and perfect place for this!

bridget anne said...

oh, lady, you just make me smile so much. i want to go hiking with you & watch an eclipse!!!? what the heck?! what a great spot too. xo.

Beckie said...

Yeah I definitely practically blinded myself trying to see the eclipse. We are in a "prime" location here, but we didn't have any special glasses or anything. Ouch! But, when we tried to look and then quickly looked away--the blinks of the sun spots yielded half and cheshire spots instead of full circles ; ] Haha! I'm glad I got to "see" it. ANother thing to cross off my life's to-do list : ]

Katherine said...

You live in the most amazing place! I'm absolutely stunned by it. What a great experience, and the photos are great :D

Amanda said...

LOVE your photos! I missed it :( So thanks for posting these so I could see!

Lindsey Marlor said...

how fun! totally forgot this was going on! sad i missed it!

Jazz said...

Must have been beeeaaauuutttiiifffuuulll!!

Polly Bland said...

AMAZING!!!! I am jealous!

love, polly :D

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